Safety

Fire Weather Watch in Effect Thursday
  • Watch Your Butts!
    I was leaving Home Depot yesterday and saw a large cloud of smoke. Getting closer I saw the decorative mulch around the local bank was smoldering. FD came around the corner to...
  • Cold Water Impacts CT Weather!
    With spring officially started and temperatures in the forecast to be in the mid to upper 60’s this week people may start to feel a little beach fever especially with the...
  • Keeping Food Safe During a Power Outage
    Photo: Clemson Extension When the power flickers and then completely goes out, your first instinct is to find a flashlight or light candles. Being able to see is a priority but,...
  • Venturing on Snow-Covered Roads
    Everyone does it, even though they don’t have to. Check out these tips on how to keep your wheels on the road during a snow storm. • Take twice as much time to do anything...
  • Why Are Snow Tires Important?
    Why are snow tires important? Snow tires are designed with rubber compounds that are very soft. This keeps the tires pliable in the cold weather and also results in better traction...
  • Hydroplaning 101
    What is hydroplaning? Hydroplaning is when a car is driven over water and the water causes the car's tires to lose touch with the road. Basically, the car is raised above the...
  • Frostbite and Hypothermia
    With the extreme cold weather here we hear a lot about the dangers of the colds. Here a couple and their prevention and basic treatment. FrostbiteFrostbite is a real possibility...
  • Cold Could Be Deadly in 10 Minutes
    Being a member of a local CERT (Community Emergency Response Team), we are often educating the public on emergency preparedness tips. We read about the extreme cold hitting the...
  • Generator Tips for Safety and Purchasing
    I’m sure you have heard of deaths associated with improper use of generators, so hear are a few tips to keep you safe when using this equipment.-Keep the unit outside! This...
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