This annual campaign highlights daily topics and numerous resources to help individuals, families and businesses refresh winter safety knowledge and get prepared! Topics include: winter storms, outdoor safety, fire safety, indoor safety, and winter driving. Additional winter safety tips and tools can be found in the Live Safe section of our website.


Three children under age six go to the ER every day for burns related to fireplaces, including gas fireplaces. Third degree burns are serious and can happen in less than one second from contact with the glass on the front of a gas fireplace. Learn more about fire safety and burn safety from Safe Kids Worldwide.

Often called the invisible killer, carbon monoxide is an invisible, odorless, colorless gas that can result from faulty, improperly-used or incorrectly-vented fuel-burning appliances such as furnaces, generators, stoves, water heaters, fireplaces, or cars. Sadly, hundreds of people die from CO poisoning every year. This doesn't have to happen. CO deaths are preventable. Follow these safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association. If you suspect CO poisoning, or your CO alarm sounds, get outside to fresh air immediately, and then call 911.

According to the recently released "2017 Fire in Minnesota" A report from the State Fire Marshal Division, most structure fires in Minnesota (75 percent) occur in homes. Cooking continues to be the top cause of fires. As we head into the holiday season, the potential for home fire may be increased by additional cooking. Find a number of free educational resources on cooking safety on NFPA’s website including a free tip sheet on Thanksgiving safety to make sure your family and holiday is fire safe.