Winter Safety Tips

The snow has arrived in the mountains! Hard to believe that we are almost back to winter! We wanted to share a few
safety tips for everyone to keep in mind:

Hypothermia sets in FAST!
• Keep your indoor temperature set to 65 degrees or warmer.
• Layer up! 2-3 thinner layers of loose fitting clothing are warmer than one bulky layer!
• Wear the essentials! Use a hat, gloves, boots and a scarf even if you will only be out for “a minute”.
• As we get older, you actually shiver less! You may not know how chilled you really are!

Falls increase this time of year!
• Wet pavement could actually be ice…. Keep a small bag of salt or cat litter near the door.
• Use shoes or boots with non-skid soles.
• If you use a cane, now is the time to replace the rubber tip if it is worn or get an ice pick attachment. Of course, ski
poles are a good substitute!

Fire safety and Carbon Monoxide poisoning
• If you have a fireplace or woodstove, carbon monoxide poisoning can be a real factor!
• Install a CO2 detector , the gas is colorless and odorless.
• If you feel confused, dizzy or nauseous or have blurred vision – this might be CO2 poisoning. Get fresh air ASAP and
call 911!

And this is the time to put together an Emergency kit including a flashlight, extra batteries, 3 days of food supplies, first
aid kit, water, and a dust mask to help filter contaminated air. Visit Teton County’s website by viewing the

For full kit details view HERE.

We love seeing your faces and hearing your voices! Stay safe and if you need any help, please don’t hesitate to call us!!