The Irving Fire Department wants everyone to remember the importance of TURNING OFF AND/OR UNPLUGGING HEATING DEVICES like curling irons, coffee makers and clothing irons before leaving the home.
***According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), over 8,000 fires occur annually due to these heating devices causing about 125 million dollars in damage.***
We are all in a rush in the morning getting ready for work or school, we need to slow down and keep safety in mind before we leave our home. A faulty device can cause an electrical fire that can be devastating. Get into the habit of unplugging, just to be safe.