Baby it’s cold outside … be safe

By Pamela Singleton, Sonitrol Pacific Director of Communications
Posted December 9, 2009

I received an alert of frigid weather tips from our friends at the Thurston County Sheriff’s Department and want to share them with you.

The Sheriff’s Office wishes everyone a very Happy Holiday Season. In recent days we have reached record low temperatures. I would like to provide a few safety tips for this cold weather season.

Dress in layered clothing and wear some sort of head gear/covering.
Check space heaters for sufficient ventilation and wire condition.
Do not use charcoal or gas grills indoors.
Check on your neighbors, especially the elderly.
Keep pets inside.
Never use an electric generator indoors, inside the garage, or near the air intake of your home because of the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Insulate any water lines that run along outer walls.
Prepare your home and car for cold weather.
Have a week’s worth of food and safety supplies.
Keep a water supply.

Parents: With the cold temperatures many ponds and lakes are beginning to freeze. While children may feel that it makes for a great place to play, it’s actually very dangerous. Please keep your children safe and do not allow them to play on frozen ponds or lakes.