Winter Holiday Safety & Preparedness
It also means more cooking, home decorating, entertaining, and an increased risk of fire due to heating equipment. The York County Department of Fire and Life Safety would like to help every household be prepared and safe during this winter holiday season. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA):
Snow & Ice Preparedness
During the winter months, keep an eye on the local weather forecasts. When the forecast calls for severe winter weather, be sure to monitor your local radio, TV or NOAA All-Hazards Weather Radio for the most up to date information. Listen for winter-related watches and warnings, and be ready to take action. When the weather turns cold, make sure that your vehicles' gas tanks are kept full to prevent freezing of gas lines. Also, propane and oil tanks used for power and heating should be kept stocked.