Winter can be a beautiful time of the year – especially around the holidays – but it can bring its dangers too.
Delaware County Emergency Management Coordinator Mike Ryan, who also serves as Manchester’s Fire Chief, says real Christmas trees continue to be a cause of fires in the home.
Ryan also reminds everyone to check on those smoke detectors.
Ryan also recommends preparing your vehicle for the winter – make sure you have good tires that aren’t low on air and pack away jumper cables and a blanket. And when it comes to stepping out into the snow and ice, take it easy.
And with thousands of people injured every year decorating their house for Christmas, Ryan reminds everyone to be safe as you put up or take down your lights and decorations.