Winter Safety Resources
As cold weather approaches, some of us may look forward to winter activities, while others look forward to just huddling in front of a fireplace with a mug of hot chocolate.
But a gentle reminder is in order: Each season has its dangers, and winter is no different. For example, The Centers for Disease Control says thousands die each year from exposure to extreme cold, or from carbon monoxide poisoning due to faulty heating units, which also can cause fires in homes if not used properly.
Another example: Deadly fires also can result when homeowners use torches to thaw frozen pipes. The American Red Cross offers tips to prevent pipes from freezing and what to do if it happens.
The following list offers preparations you can make at home and when traveling to make sure you have a fun and safe winter.