Digging out from the blizzard? NFPA offers free winter fire safety tips.

Blog Post created by mikehazell Employee on Jan 28, 2015

Snow removal in South Boston

The statewide travel ban in Massachusetts has been lifted, but the big dig-out from yesterday's storm continues. Here in Boston, schools are closed for a second day and Mayor Martin Walsh is urging residents to work from home, if possible, to allow city workers to continue working to clear roadways.

As my colleague Owen Davis outlined on Monday, NFPA, along with the United States Fire Administration, has issued a collection of resources called "Put a Freeze on Winter Fires" that offers up free information on the leading causes of winter fires, including cooking, heating, and candles. We also provide timely tips on how to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning -- including a reminder to clear snow away from your car's exhaust pipe if you're running your car while you're outside shoveling. 

Stay safe and warm!