Melissa Benoit

Fire Safety

- Oxygen does not burn by itself but will make a flame hotter and burn more vigorously. 

- Oxygen systems should be kept at least 6 feet (2 meters) away from sources of heat or open flame.

- Never smoke or be around other people that are smoking while wearing oxygen. 

- Smoking while taking oxygenis a serious fire hazared and can cause your nose, hair, and clothing to catch fire. 

- Ask others to not smoke while visiting you.

- The local fire department should be informed that you have oxygen in your home.

- Signs should be posted wherever oxygen is being used.  Ask your vendor for a sign.