Fire Safety During Winter Storms

Image of a Fire Truck stopped on the side of the road with lights flashing during a winter storm.
Close up image of a womans finger pushing the test button on a ceiling mounted smoke alarm

Test smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms monthly.

Close up image of a room dimly lit by battery operated lights during a power outage.

During a power outage use battery operated lights rather than candles or oil lamps.

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Use battery operated candles and lights rather than open flame devices.

Image of a generator outside on the snow covered ground.

Portable generators should be installed by a qualified and licensed electrician.

Close up image of a woman's hand holding an electrical cord plugged into a power bar and her finger is just about to touch exposed charged wires on the frayed cord.

Always check electrical cords for damage before plugging them in.