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Home oxygen safety tips

The Mill City Fire Department has some tips for those who use home oxygen therapy.

Home oxygen therapy is prescribed by medical professionals to provide supportive care for patients with a variety of health conditions.  

Some materials such as lotions, oils, and grease are easily ignited and burn with nearly explosive violence if ignited in oxygen. 

Smoking and open flames should never be allowed near oxygen. 

It is extremely important for home oxygen users to take precautions to prevent oxygen fires and use their equipment safely. 

The Mill City Fire Department encourages patients on oxygen to talk with their healthcare provider to make sure they receive a safety brochure that outline fire dangers they may be facing.

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