Winter Helpful TipsEXETER, NH – With the winter season upon us, it’s important to be prepared for common winter dangers to keep your family safe. Here are four tips for doing so:

Avoid sledding injuries:

  • Make sure you and your children are dressed warmly to avoid getting frost bite
  • Choose a sled and a hill that’s right for you

Reduce home fires:

  • Complete a home fire safety checklist and identify potential fire risks in your home
  • Make sure you have a properly working smoke detector
  • Plan and practice a family escape route, just in case emergency strikes

Drive safely in inclement weather:

  • Regularly check the air pressure in your tires, antifreeze level and windshield wiper fluid
  • Stay on top of weather reports and allow plenty of time to arrive at your destination
  • Practice safe driving behaviors, like refraining from distracted driving and getting plenty of rest before going out

Watch your back while shoveling:

  • Pace yourself
  • Shovel only fresh snow
  • Push the snow as you shovel. It’s easier on your back that way.

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