Winter Weather Safety

Monday, January 6, 2020

Stay Safe Outdoors: When going outside be sure to wear: layers of loose-fitting clothing (wool, fleece or natural fibers); A water resistent coat; a scarf or hat that can cover your face & mouth; Mittens or gloves; Water resistant boots; Outdoor Activities: Always let your friends and family know where you will be before going camping, hiking, or skiing; Avoid Walking on ice or getting wet; Pack extra dry clothing; Carefully watch for signs of hypothermia and frostbite; Winter Travel: Keep gas tank full to prevent ice from forming in the tank or fuel lines; Replace worn tires and check tire pressure; Check fluid levels and have radiator servcied; Heat your home safely: Never turn on the stove for heat; Make sure you use an electric space heater with automatic shut-off; Never burn paper in a fireplace; Never leave children unattended near a space heater; Never place a space heater on top of furniture or near water.