Health and Safety

As temperatures cool there are several things to consider for Health and safety. First we all need to take care driving with some of the most dangerous conditions occurring at this time of year. There is often some early wet snow that becomes packed turning to ice, and there is rain, freezing rain and snow mixes creating driving hazards. If you also add the hazard of white tail deer crossing the roads you need to consider adjusting your driving speeds to be able to stop and avoid collisions. Its a good idea to put a driving emergency kit in your car that will assist you and your family with enduring the cold weather in the case of breakdowns. 

Secondly it is the time of year people are starting to use their wood burning stoves. Everyone should make sure these heating systems are in good working order especially with the cleaning of chimneys to eliminate any buildup of creosote. It is always a good idea to recheck your smoke alarms.