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Happy Holidays! Home Safety Tips for the Winter Season

Happy Holidays! Home Safety Tips for the Winter Season
  • Install and test carbon monoxide alarms at least once a month.
  • Never use an oven to heat your home.
  • Keep anything that can burn at least 3 feet from any heat source like fireplaces, wood stoves, radiators or space heaters.
  • Plug only ONE heat-producing applicance (such as a space heater) into an electrical outler at one time.
  • Turn space heaters off when leaving the room or going to bed.
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According to the NFPA, more than half of the home decoration fires are started by candles in December.

Please keep candle at least 12 inches away from anything that can burn. 

Keep decorative trees at least 3 feet away from any heat source. 

Read manufacturer's instructions for the number of light strands to safely connect. 

Winter storms are a common weather event in our area. Temperature drops causing extreme colds, snow and ice can accumulate, and the high wind speeds all can all have a factor in public safety this season. Winter storms create higher risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, house fires, car accidents, hypothermia, frostbite and even heart attacks from over exertion.

  • Keep an emergency supply kit ready to go in your house and your vehicle. It should include things like nonperishable food, water bottles, flashlight, spare batteries, blankets, gloves, small shovel, first aid kit, a spare charger, important medications and some basic toiletries.
  • Protect your property. Install smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms on each level of the home. Keep a fire extinguisher on hand. Maintain heating equipment.
  • All firewood should be at least 15 feet away and uphill from your residence or any structures.
  • Long exposure times to the cold can cause medical problems. Be aware of signs and symptoms of hypothermia and frostbite. If shoveling snow, work in short increments to avoid overexertion.
Please be very cautious when operating machinery, shooting, or using other equipment outdoors. An abundant supply of dry fuels can lead to the rapid spread of wildfires.

Please be very cautious when operating machinery, shooting, or using other equipment outdoors. An abundant supply of dry fuels can lead to the rapid spread of wildfires.

Open Burning Information

Open Burning Information

Get a permit BEFORE you burn.​

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