The risk of having a home fire increases during the winter months.
To help you spread the message about winter fire hazards and ways to prevent them, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the United States Fire Administration (USFA) are teaming up to promote “Put a Freeze on Winter Fires."
The annual campaign draws attention to the risks of home fires and ways to keep you and your loved ones safe during the winter months.
Each week during December, January and February, USFA will share helpful and practical tips for you to share on your social media accounts. Follow #wintersafety on Twitter at @usfire and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usfire.
For more fire safety and prevention information, visit USFA.
Each day, Hamilton County Emergency Management stands ready to serve the citizens of the county through effective response and recovery to emergencies and disasters by supporting local municipalities. A critical aspect of the level of impact during an emergency or disaster is the level of preparedness. First responders routinely train to ensure they maintain their skills to respond to emergencies. This includes Hamilton County Emergency Management and our volunteers. We conduct routine training and host or participate in local, district, or state level exercises.
First responders prepare, do you? Do you know what to do in the event of an emergency or disaster? From knowing to put pressure on a wound to stop bleeding to how to shelter in place, it is critical for you to prepare now. Preparedness can be accomplished in easy, low-cost steps and can have a significant impact on how you are affected by an emergency or disaster.
Please do your part to help your community by being ready. Ready to help yourself, family, neighbors, and your community. Learn more by visiting www.ready.gov and consider being involved with your local emergency management office.
A disaster supply kit is simply a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency.
Try to assemble your kit well in advance of an emergency. You may have to evacuate at a moment’s notice and take essentials with you. You will probably not have time to search for the supplies you need or shop for them.
This means having your own food, water and other supplies in sufficient quantity to last for at least 72 hours.
Find out more on how to build your own kit by clicking on the preparedness kit below or by visiting ready.gov/kit.