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Winter Weather Awareness Week: Winter Emergency Kit Checklist

Winter Emergency Kit: When preparing for the upcoming winter months each family should prepare an winter emergency kit for their home. You can become trapped in your home for several days or have a power outage due to weather .

Each household may have items which they need in their kit unique to their family. Here is a list of items which should be in everyone’s emergency kit for home safety:

  • 3 day supply of food and water
  • 3 day supply of any medicine which needs to be taken daily (if applicable)
  • Flashlights and replacement batteries
  • Battery operated radio
  • Blankets and warm clothes
  • First-Aid kit
  • Snow shovel and rock salt
  • Extra wood for your fireplace or wood burning stove (if applicable)
  • A fire extinguisher
  • Extra Cash
  • Pet food and supplies (if applicable)

Home safety includes fire prevention, also. It is also essential for you to check to see if your Smoke and Carbon Monoxide (CO) detectors are working properly and have new batteries in them. A great time to check the batteries on your smoke and CO detectors is on Daylight Savings Day. Call DTM Installations at (845) 429-7100 to schedule an appointment to inspect, maintain or replace your fire alarm system.