Install smoke alarms on each level of your home & check monthly, replace battery's yearly 
Keep the area around and under the wood stove free of combustible materials including dust
All wood stoves and chimneys should be cleaned and inspected each year before you burn
Stove air inlets should remain open at all times to maintain optimum chimney temperature
Never use any
combustible fluid to start the fire
Use only properly seasoned firewood

If feasible install stove pipe thermometers


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