Year of Preparedness

In 2018, we want to help you be prepared for a variety of emergencies. Look for different preparedness messages throughout the year.  

January is winter preparedness month. The good news is we got warmer weather this week, but as we all know, Winter isn’t done with us yet!  

Some quick tips from ready.gov:  

  • Know what to do before, during, and after a winter storm.

  • Listen to local officials.

  • Have emergency supplies in place at home, at work, and in the car.

  • Stay off the road during and after a winter storm.

  • Have a carbon monoxide alarm in place, especially if using alternative heating devices.

  • Use Safe heating devices.  

And, we want to add:  

  • Dispose of fireplace materials correctly.  
  • Check your smoke detectors regularly.  
  • Get your chimney cleaned!  

Throughout this month, we will add more tips for dealing with cold, wintery weather! 

  America's Prepareathon. Be Smart. Take Part. Prepare.This graphic image is part of the Winter Weather Safety Graphics collection.   America's Prepareathon. Be Smart. Take Part. Prepare.This graphic image is part of the Winter Weather Safety Graphics collection.

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