January 18, 2019

Cold Weather Safety

The cold weather is creeping in on us and now is the time to be sure that you are prepared for the cold heading our way. There are many things to consider during the winter and here is a list of things that will help

To stay warm layers of lightweight clothing with gloves and a hat will keep you warm and prevent loosing body heat. You can get frostbite or hypothermia which can happen in a matter of minutes if not dressed properly. Limit the time spent outside especially in the wind. Keep yourself dry by removing wet pieces of clothing or unzip your jacket if you are sweating.

Don’t forget your pets and bring them indoors and if they can’t come inside, make sure their shelter is enough keep them warm and be sure they cannot get to unfrozen water.

If you are using a space heater place it on a level hard surface and keep anything flammable at least three feet away. Turn off space heaters before leaving or going to bed. and make sure fireplace embers are out before leaving the room or going to bed.

When using a fireplace be sure to have a glass or metal fire screen large enough to catch sparks and rolling logs in front of your fire. Make sure fireplace embers are out before going to bed. As a reminder the stove or oven is not made for heating your home. Don’t forget to protect your water lines by running water at a trickle to prevent your lines from freezing.


We want to thank the following for their information that they provide on staying safe.

Red Cross Cold Weather Safety Tips
National Weather Service

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Jan 18, 2019 - Fri
Monte Vista, US
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