It’s that time of the year again for winter fun in the mountains! Whether it’s an outdoor adventure like skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, or relaxing indoors with family and friends while enjoying the views we hope everyone is safe and prepared. Keep in mind that we can receive a significant amount of weather in the form of rain and snow that can impact road travel, electricity outages, cellular phone coverage, and other services. If you plan on staying in the area during a winter storm event, make sure you plan on ways to heat your home and enough food for the duration.
Check your home’s heating system for operation before you need it. Ensure the pilot light is started and ready on gas furnaces. For wood burning stoves make sure your chimney is clean and flume is open before use.
During the winter, make sure your car is prepared, and you are familiar with road conditions. Check your vehicle’s tires, lights, wipers, and battery condition to see if it is up to the task of winter conditions. Don’t forget warm clothes/blankets in your vehicle as a precaution. Some winter weather driving tips:
Respectfully, Michael Johnson, Fire Chief
From CPR Classes & LifeJacket Loan Programs to our Vial-of-Life Project, the Ebbetts Pass Fire District offers many beneficial programs for our community.