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OHIO (FOX19 -
This most recent snow and cold will impact the whole community, but Ohio Fire Fighters are asking for assistance in keeping the community safe.
"This is an especially dangerous situation for us as fire fighters and that translates to an impact
on community safety," commented Doug Stern, OAPFF Communications Director.
Stern suggests these simple hints for a safer winter for you and your neighbors:
• Clear snow from around fire hydrants to allow fire fighters better access.
• Clear a path to your front door.
• Make sure your house address numbers remain visible and are not blocked by snow.
• When driving, make sure to leave room for emergency vehicles to pass – go right for
sirens and lights.
• Use portable heaters and space heaters only in the approved manner.
• Make sure any candles are used free from any combustibles and are extinguished prior
to leaving the home or going to bed.
• Check on elderly friends and neighbors and lend them a hand.
• Dress appropriately when outside. Layers, Layers, Layers.
• Have a winter emergency kit inside your car including: jumper cables, wiper fluid, first
aid kit, blanket, gloves, flashlight/flares, and some salt or kitty liter for traction.
• Only shovel snow if you are medically and physically able.
Severe weather impacts fire fighters, making for many challenges including the need for more
personnel at emergency scenes.
Cold and icy conditions may also hinder response times as fire fighters contend with adverse road conditions.
"Despite the challenges of the weather, Ohio Fire Fighters are ready to respond," said Stern.