Specialized Family Care Program

SFC staff will be working remotely and available to SFC providers through their work cell phones. If you have an emergency or specific needs please contact your Family Based Care Specialist. The public may continue to make referrals or apply to be a home provider by utilizing this site. All staff contact information can be accessed by Contact Us.

Home Heating Devices: Health and Safety Issues

  • Category: Safety
  • Materials: Articles, "The Health Hazards of Wood Burning Stoves;" "Smoke from Wood Fireplaces, Stoves Raises New Health Concerns;" "Fireplace and Home Fire Safety;" "Winter Fires, Safety Tips for the Home"
  • Goal: Provider knows the health related risks of home heating devices and how to minimize risks through safety measures
  • Credit Hours: 1 Hour
  • Date Developed: July 2011
  • Developed by: Donna McCune, SFC Program, DHHR/Potomac Center Liaison

Training Objectives:

  1. Provider knows the groups of people who are at higher risk of smoke-related health problems due to wood burning stoves
  2. Provider is aware of the short term and long term effects of exposure to wood burning stoves
  3. Provider knows safety tips to limit exposure to wood burning smoke
  4. Provider knows safety tips for all home heating devices

Training Procedures:

  • *Provider initiated self-study. Alternate formats of the study materials are available upon request. (View Course Materials)
  • Test completed by Provider (Take the Test Below)
  • Review of test responses by Family Based Care Specialist and Provider

* The test is packaged with the Course Materials, however you can take the test online by clicking the link above. Test answers are then submitted electronically to a Family Based Care Specialist for review.