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Departments A - F
Seasonal Fire Safety
GAS METERS AND VENTS
If equipment experiences a mechanical problem that causes the natural gas to burn improperly, it could produce carbon monoxide.
CO is an odorless, poisonous and potentially fatal gas.
Possible Symptoms include:
Out of breath
Nauseous and headaches
Feel sleepy, tired or drowsy
Get fresh air right away. Contact the gas company to have equipment inspected.
Check your equipment vents and combustion air intakes.
Make certain they are unobstructed, tight, clean and in good working order.
The pressure regulator has a vent which must not be blocked by things like snow and ice.
Remember: Always call
to check for potential carbon monoxide.
SNOW ACCUMULATION ON ROOFS
Safely remove excess snow from roofs to prevent collapse.
Make sure vents are clear of snow.
REMOVE SNOW AND ICE FROM EXITS
Make sure all exits remain unblocked by snow and ice.
Always have two ways out of your home.
PREVENTING SLIPS, TRIPS AND FALLS
Clear ice and snow from exit landings, exterior walkways, and driveways.
Use sand or salt to help clear a path.
Make sure fire hydrants have 3 feet of clearance on all sides for fire department access.
Clear a path to the street, if possible.
If there is a hydrant in your neighborhood, make sure that the hydrant is clear of snow.
WINTER SURVIVAL KITS
Have a winter survival kit available in case of power outage or a stalled vehicle.
Include the following items:
Extra blankets, hats, gloves and socks
First aid kit
Snacks such as granola, nuts, and dried fruit
Limit time outside in cold, wet or windy weather.
Wear several layers of loose warm clothes.
Watch for signs of frostbite.
Early signs of frostbite include red or pale skin, prickling, and numbness.
Seek warm shelter.
Protect the infected area from further cold.
Contact a doctor.
Winter Safety - Additional Resources
Holiday Fire Safety
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