Hale Fire Protection District

Severe Weather

As temperatures drop and severe weather becomes more frequent, it's important to take extra precautions to ensure the safety of our homes and loved ones.

As temperatures drop and severe weather becomes more frequent, it’s important to take extra precautions to ensure the safety of our homes and loved ones. Among the top concerns during this time is the increased risk of fire hazards. From faulty heating systems and electrical failures to holiday decorations and candles, there are numerous potential sources of fire within our homes that could quickly turn fatal. That’s why it’s crucial to prioritize fire safety and prevention measures to protect our homes and families. By taking a few simple steps to implement common-sense safety practices – such as regularly checking smoke alarms, keeping flammable materials away from heat sources, and creating a fire escape plan – you can minimize the risks and enjoy peace of mind during even the most severe weather.

Severe Weather

portable generator severe weather
outside vents severe weather

Things to Know

    • Never use candles for emergency lighting. Use flashlights and stock up on extra batteries.
    • Make sure your smoke alarm has a backup battery.
    • Use surge protectors.
    • Consider unplugging appliances.
    • Disconnect motor vehicle batteries in flood-prone areas.
    • Connect appliances to portable generators with heavy-duty extension cords.
    • Don’t fuel your generator when it is running. Spilling gas on a hot engine can cause a fire.

Severe weather can happen at any time, in any part of the country. That’s why it’s important for your community to be ready for severe weather events and to understand the fire risks that can come with them.

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damaged appliances
electrician
professional gas
after flood
turn off fuses
look listen smell
shut off gas
generators outside
don't fuel
generator wet
grounded

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