Olds Fire Department - Winter Safety Tips

The Olds Fire Department is passing along some winter safety tips to the community.

The Olds Fire Department has some winter safety tips and reminders for the month of January.

Public Safety Educator Josh Watkins reminds everyone to keep snow and ice away from fire hydrants, a path should be left cleared as well.

Meanwhile, he reminds residents to have a working carbon monoxide detector.

Watkins adds to make sure you are also burning proper wood in your wood stove to avoid build up, and to clean and inspect your chimney regularly.

He says if something were to happen in adverse weather while in your vehicle, you want to be able to keep warm for a prolonged period of time.

Watkins says an emergency vehicle kit should also include protein bars or other food that will not spoil, plastic water bottles, extra clothing, first aid kit, jumper cable, and a tow rope.

He notes the best thing to do if the roads are bad is to stay in your vehicle with your seatbelt on. If you are going to leave your vehicle, running make sure your exhaust pipe is clear.

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