Emergency Management

Holiday safety

Leaves are falling, temperatures are cooler, and the holidays are here! Thanksgiving is the #1 day of the year for cooking fires. This is a great time to ensure you have a plan in place. Follow these helpful tips to plan for your safety this holiday season:

  • Find two ways to get out of each room in the event the primary way is blocked by fire or smoke
  • Make sure that windows are not stuck, screens can be taken out quickly and that security bars can be properly opened
  • Practice feeling your way out of the house in the dark or with your eyes closed
  • Teach children not to hide from firefighters

Need help making a plan? Be sure to visit the "Prepare - Get Ready for Disaster" tab where you will find useful information such as how to create a plan for your family!