Fireplace Safety Information

Fireplaces can pose a risk when not used with proper vigilance. Learn more about fireplace safety and the steps you can take -- including requesting a safety screen.

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Keep It Clear

Fireplaces reach extremely hot temperatures while in operation and during cool-down. Keep clothing, furniture, draperies and other combustibles away.

Use Safety Screen

Ensure that a safety screen is securely in place when your fireplace is in operation to reduce the risk of potential burns. Missing a screen? Find out how to get your screen here.

Be Vigilant

Never leave a fire unattended. Do not allow children or pets to get too close to the fireplace. Have your chimney and fireplace professionally inspected at least once a year. Install a carbon monoxide detector.

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Danger: HOT

The glass and metal surrounding your fireplace will reach extreme temperatures and remain hot for a period after your product is shut off. Always supervise and keep children a safe distance away to prevent accidental contact with the glass.

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Protect Your Family with a Safety Screen

A protective safety screen will help prevent skin from meeting the hot glass, greatly reducing the risk of serious burns. Do not remove the screen or alter it in any way.

Additional Resources

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Precautions Without a Safety Screen

Safety Tips

Download this brochure from the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association for best safety practices to enjoy your fireplace or stove and avoid burns. It also reviews safety barriers for glass on gas hearth products.

Safety Infographic

View child safety precautions around gas fireplaces from Safe Kids Worldwide as well as and tips for parents and caregivers.