With colder weather approaching, now is the best time to prepare and plan for potential emergencies and the unexpected that can occur this winter.
In an effort to prepare practical responses before disasters happen, it is important to formulate a plan in advance with your family, friends and community to ensure the proper resources are available to respond, if needed.
For fireplace and stove owners, fall is an exciting time -- it means that most fireplaces will soon be used for the first time since last season and loved ones gather around the hearth for warmth and coziness. It is important that fireplace owners take the appropriate precautions to make certain their appliance is ready to be used safely. There are a number of resources to help prepare depending on the type of appliance.
Visit http://www.hpba.org/consumers/hearth/september-national-preparedness-month-2015 to learn more.