Cold Weather Precautions
Cold Weather Safety Tips
When you are outside, frostbite and hypothermia are possible so you need to protect yourself.
1. Wear layers of loose-fitting, lightweight, warm clothing.
2. Wear a hat. Try to stay dry and out of the wind.
3. Cover your mouth to protect your lungs from extreme cold.
4. Mittens, snug at the wrist, are better than gloves.
1. There has only been a short period of ice making weather. Ice has not had a chance to thicken and firm up
. 2. It is recommended you stay off the ice at this time.
To keep pipes from freezing on an outside wall:
1. Let hot and cold water trickle or drip at night from a faucet.
2. Open cabinet doors to allow more heat to get to un-insulated pipes under a sink or near an outer wall.
3. Make sure heat is left on and set no lower than 55 degrees.
4. If you plan to be away: (1) Have someone check your house daily to make sure the heat is still on to prevent freezing, or (2) drain and shut off the water system (except indoor sprinkler systems).
If Pipes Freeze:
1. Make sure you and your family knows how to shut off the water, in case pipes burst.
2. NEVER try to thaw a pipe with an open flame or torch. Use a hair dryer instead.
3. Always be careful of the potential for electric shock in and around standing water. Carbon monoxide poisoning is a silent, deadly killer claiming about 1,000 lives each year in the United States.
1. Install a carbon monoxide detector.
2. NEVER run generators indoors.
3. Open a window slightly when using a kerosene heater and follow the manufacturer’s instructions. 4. NEVER use a gas oven to heat your home.
5. If your heat goes out, you can keep warm indoors by closing off rooms you do not need, dressing in layers of lightweight clothing, and wearing a cap.
Wood-burning stoves, fireplaces and heaters:
1. Always keep a screen around an open flame.
2. NEVER use gasoline to start your fireplace.
3. NEVER burn charcoal indoors.
4. Do not close the damper when ashes are hot.
5. Use only safe sources of alternative heat such as a fireplace, small well-vented wood or coal stove or portable space heaters. Always follow manufacturer’s instructions.
December 2017 Incidents
12/22/2017 05:06:46 SPILL CONTROL 3292 LINCOLN HIGHWAY E PARADISE TOWNSHIP-Rescue 47. Chief 47 And Rescue 47 (Lt.47-1) W/5 Arrived Applying Oil Dry And Cleanup. The Units Cleared The Scene @ 05:51.
12/21/2017 15:22:48 BRUSH-1A 48 SLAYMAKER HILL ROAD PARADISE TOWNSHIP- Brush 47 Assist Station 45. Brush 47 W/3 Responded, But Was Recalled By Chief 45 While Enroute 15:27.
12/20/2017 21:06:38 VEHICLE ACCIDENT-ENTRAPMENT-1A 93 N BELMONT ROAD PARADISE TOWNSHIP-Rescue 47, Engine 47-2 & Squad 47-1. Chief 47 And Deputy 47 Arrived With 2 Vehicles Inside The Belmont Road Covered Bridge. Rescue 47 (Lt. 47-2) W/8, Engine 47-2 (Assistant 47-2) W/7 Arrived Assisting EMS With Patient. Squad 47-1 Responded To Assist With Traffic Control. The Units Cleared The Scene @ 23:25.
12/20/2017 12:59:47 VEHICLE FIRE-1A CHERRY HILL RD / PARADISE LANE PARADISE TOWNSHIP-Engine 47-2 Rescue 47. Engine 47-2 (Assistant 47-2) W/4 And Rescue 47 Arrived With Heavy Smoke from The Top Of A Trash Truck, Going To Work With 1 3/4" Preconnects For Fire Attack. The Units Cleared The Scene @ 14:52.
12/18/2017 17:19:56 VEHICLE ACCIDENT-TRACTOR TRAILER-1A 3317 LINCOLN HWY E PARADISE TOWNSHIP-Rescue 47, Engine 47-2 & Squad 47-1. Chief 47, Rescue 47, Engine 47-2 Made The Response. The Units Cleared The Scene @ 17:42.
12/09/2017 17:03:38 VEHICLE ACCIDENT-STANDBY 247 S BELMONT RD PARADISE TOWNSHIP-Rescue 47, Engine 47-2 & Squad 47-1. Chief 47, Rescue 47 And Squad 47-2 Made The Response As Well As Fire Police From Station 51. The Units Cleared The Call @ 19:40.
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