Winter storms can put us in the dark with power outages. Candles are often thought of as an alternative for lighting up a dark room, but they can equally be the cause of home fires — and home fire deaths. Remember, a candle is an open flame, which means that it can easily ignite anything that can burn. For safety tips on using candles, please visit the National Fire Prevention Association (click here for candle safety tip sheet).
Remember to have an emergency vehicle kit for all of your vehicles! You never know when conditions might change, and you could find yourself stuck until we can get the resources necessary to rescue you! Our friends at the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) have some excellent tips on winter driving safety – click here to check them out!
Finally, remember to call 9-1-1 if you need emergency assistance.