Winter Safety

We've added several winter safety shareable graphics to Neighbors to help your residents prepare for winter hazards and stay safe. You can download and share these tips with your residents.
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Fire Hydrant Winter Safety

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[AGENCY NAME] is reminding everyone to clear the snow and ice at least 3 feet away from fire hydrants to allow firefighters rapid access to protect people and property.

#SaferNeighborhoodsTogether

Source: FEMA


Stay Safe on Winter Roads
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[AGENCY NAME] wants everyone to follow these simple tips to help keep you and your fellow travelers safe this winter.

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Source: American Automobile Association


Warm Up Thefts Are On the Rise

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If you’ve never heard of warm-up thefts, you’re not alone. Leaving your car started and unattended will make your vehicle more likely to be targeted by car thieves. While it may be more convenient to let your car warm up alone in the snow, [AGENCY NAME] recommends everyone accompany their car while they warm it up this winter.

#SaferNeighborhoodsTogether

Source: National Crime Prevention Council

 


Drive Safe This Winter

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Sample message:
[AGENCY NAME] wants to help keep you and your local snowplow drivers safe this winter by following these simple tips:
-Avoid driving alongside snowplows for too long.
-If you can’t see a snow plow’s mirrors, the operator can’t see you.
-Snow clouds caused by plowing snow can be impossible to see through.
-Don’t overtake a snowplow if you have limited visibility.

#SaferNeighborhoodsTogether

Source: Vermont Agency of Transportation


Stay in Sight of Snow Plow Operators

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[AGENCY NAME] wants to keep you and your local snowplow operators safe while driving this winter. Snow plow operators have very limited visibility so please stay within the operator’s field of vision.

#SaferNeighborhoodsTogether

Source: Main Department of Transportation


Heat Your Homes Safely This Winter

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Sample message:
[AGENCY NAME] wants to remind everyone to take adequate precautions when heating your homes this winter.
-Only use 1 heating device per outlet.
-Have a professional clean your chimney and vents annually.
-Keep anything that can burn 3 feet away from any heat source.
-Turn off space heaters when unattended.

#SaferNeighborhoodsTogether

Source: US Fire Administration


Prioritize and Winterize

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[AGENCY NAME] recommends winterizing your home now so you can enjoy the weather inside with peace of mind.

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Source: weather.gov


 

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