Winter Weather Safety Tips

The Winter season is the perfect time to remind residents to be prepared and stay safe during the cold weather months. We’ve added graphics and sample messages that you can download and share among with your community on NPSS. 

Make a Plan and Be Prepared

neighbors_safety_tips_3.png

Download

Sample message:
“If a winter storm is in your forecast, know how to prepare and stay safe: 
- Be Prepared
-Check Your Emergency Kit
- Have a Plan"
(Source: FEMA)


Winter Storm Words to Remember

neighbors_safety_tips_2.png

Download

Sample message:

“Do you know the difference between a Winter Storm Watch, Winter Storm Warning and a Winter Weather Advisory? When a warning is issued: TAKE ACTION! When a watch is issued: Get Prepared! When an advisory is issued: Take Precautions
(Source: National Weather Service)”


Frostbite vs. Hypothermia 

neighbors_safety_tips_4.png

Download

Sample message:
"If you notice someone with warning signs of hypothermia, get them to a warm place right away. Protect yourself from the cold this winter at: weather.gov/cold #WinterSafety"

(Source: National Weather Service)


Indoor Heating Safety

neighbors_safety_tips_heating.png

Download

Sample message:
"It’s cold outside and many of you may be resorting to alternate sources of heat to keep your home warm. Once again, be cautious as heating sources are the second leading cause of home fire deaths.”
(Source: American Red Cross)


Winter Weather Hazards 

dec_graphic_4.png

Download

Sample message:
Are you planning a lengthy trip by car this winter? Know how to prepare and do your part to keep everyone safe on the roads this winter. Learn more at weather.gov/winter

(Source: National Weather Service)


Winter Emergency Car Kit

dec_graphic_7.png

Download

Sample message:
"It's never bad to be prepared for anything that may happen, especially on the road during winter. To keep yourself and other passengers safe while out in snow or ice, prepare a kit in case of an emergency."

(Source: Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA))


Winter Driving Tips

dec_graphic_6.png

Download

Sample message:
“Driving safely in winter weather can be a challenge for even the most experienced driver. It’s easy to forget after months of mild conditions that snow and ice demand careful driving and special preparation for your vehicle. Before heading out, know the weather and traffic conditions and give yourself more time to get where you’re going because you’ll be driving more slowly in inclement weather.”

(Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Association)


Indoor Winter Safety

Dec_Graphic_4.1.png

Download

Sample message:
In the home, heating and cooking equipment that burn fuel are potential sources of CO. Carbon monoxide incidents are more common during the winter months, as you stay cozy and warm this winter, be fire smart!”

(Source: National Fire Protection Association)


Winter Road Trip Safety

winter_travel_safety_tips.jpg

Download

Sample message:

If you’re going to be driving this winter, know how to stay safe. Winterize your vehicle and pack an emergency supply kit. Share your travel plans with friends and family. Before leaving, check road conditions and the weather forecast so you know what to expect"
(Source: National Weather Service)


Winter Storm Safety 

shareable_graphics.1.png

Download

Sample message:
"If a winter storm causes you to become stranded on the road, know what to do to stay safe."

(Source: American Red Cross)


Winter Fire Safety

safety-tips-co-alarm-with-heater1.1200x600.png

Download

Sample message:

Carbon monoxide (CO) is called the "invisible killer" because it's a colorless, odorless, poisonous gas. Remember to test your CO alarms monthly." 
(Source: FEMA)


 

 

 

Was this article helpful?
0 out of 0 found this helpful
Have more questions? Submit a request

Articles in this section

Top articles