Home Oxygen

Medical oxygen in the home has grown over the past decade. Homes where medical oxygen needs specific fire safety rules to keep people safe because if a fire should start in an oxygen-enriched area, the material burning will burn more quickly resulting in home fires and burn injuries.

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Additional Tips

  • There is no safe way to smoke in the home when oxygen is in use. A patient on oxygen should not smoke.
  • Keep oxygen cylinders at least five feet from a heat source, open flames, or electrical devices.
  • Never use aerosol sprays containing combustible materials near the oxygen.
  • Post “No Smoking” and “No Open Flames” signs in and outside the home to remind people not to smoke.
  • Smoking materials is the leading heat source resulting in medical oxygen related fires, injuries, and deaths.