Easton Firefighter Chris Mills discusses ice safety during the winter season in Easton.
- PUBLIC SAFETY
Thursday, January 17
The following is an article written by Easton Firefighter/Paramedic Chris Mills: As you drive through the town of Easton, it doesn’t take long before you realize that this is a rural community that is blessed with trees, farms, and beautiful landscapes. We are also blessed with multiple ponds, lakes and streams. As one of the town’s public fire and life safety educators, I frequently go to the schools and teach fire safety to Easton’s students. This year, we will also be educating our students on the very serious issue of Ice Safety. Almost every winter, our lakes and ponds freeze, and we, at the fire dept., field calls from time to time asking if the ice is safe or not. Let me be clear: THE ICE IS NEVER COMPLETELY SAFE. Our ponds, …
Ice Safety Tips from the Department of Conservation and Recreation
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Ice Safety Tips from the Department of Conservation and Recreation: With the colder weather approaching, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) officials are urging outdoor enthusiasts to use caution on the ice. Walking, ice fishing or other activities on one of DCR's frozen ponds is a great way to get out and enjoy the fresh air during winter. For those participating in recreational activities on the ice, DCR officials urge common sense and ask that you follow these recommended safety tips from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA): For further tips from MEMA, including information on hypothermia and cold water dangers, please visit the featured section “Stay safe, keep warm in extreme weather” at …