Safety Spotlight 

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What is the Safety Spotlight?

Practicing good public safety habits helps us protect our community from preventable emergencies. The Montpelier Fire Department serves our community by not only responding during emergencies, but helping prevent them as well. That's why we're starting a regular public safety bulletin, the Safety Spotlight. 

The Safety Spotlight will feature a new safety topic each week to help empower the public with knowledge to prevent emergency incidents. Safety is everyone's responsibility, and there's a lot we can do to help ensure our community can thrive. Check out the Safety Spotlight every Wednesday on Facebook and here in the Safety Spotlight archive.

Safety Spotlight 1

Safety Spotlight 1This first Safety Spotlight highlights three ways to make sure your home is fire safe in the winter. First, make sure you have a working smoke detector in your home. If it's not hardwired into your electrical system, be sure to regularly replace the batteries so it works when you need it to.

Second, make sure you have a working carbon monoxide detector in your home. Carbon monoxide (CO) is colorless, odorless, and deadly. The only way to detect CO is with a carbon monoxide detector. Third, if you have a wood-burning stove in your home, make sure to dispose of the ashes properly. Dispose of wood ashes in a metal container that can be tightly closed, douse it with water, and place the closed container outside your home away from wood decks, buildings, or other combustible materials. 

 For more information about seasonal safety during the winter, check out the Division of Fire Safety on the Vermont Department of Public Safety's website here: