How to Stay Warm with NO ELECTRICITY

Winter is coming. Severe weather could mean electrical outages. What will you do? Here are some practical ideas from previous experiences:

  1. Secure your home to prevent heat loss.
    A. Block cold air entry points such as around windows and doors, exhaust fans, vents, chimney, etc.
    • Use tape to seal doors.
    • Use plastic to cover window leaks.
    • Use blankets to insulate openings.
  2. Stay in one room.
    a. Set up a tent or make a tent with blankets to sleep in. Inside the tent can easily be 20 degrees warmer than the ambient air.
    b. Basements can be warmer in the winter.
    c. Conserve room temperatures by maintaining applied barriers.
  3. Dress appropriately to stay warm.
    a. Layers work best.
    • Layer to stay warm.
    • Cover your head.
    • Protect hands and feet from cold.
    • Take off a layer to avoid overheating.
  4. Drink warm liquids and eat hot foods.
    a. Make sure you cook in a ventilated area to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning. Keep a battery-operated detector close by.
  5. Stay active.
    a. Get up and move around.
    b. Play games that keep you moving.

Rapid Disaster Assessment Program

There will be a RDAP training for everyone at the Syracuse Fire Station on September 18th, at 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.. Come and learn how you can help if and when a disaster should come our way.

CERT Training

Due to the new COVID-19 guidelines, CERT training will be offered starting on September 9th, at 6:30 p.m., at the Syracuse Fire Station. They will continue through October 23, 2021. Part of the course can be completed online. The Syracuse City Disaster Preparedness Committee encourages every able-bodied adult to receive the training.

Surviving Disasters FREE ZOOM CLASS!

On September 11, at 10 a.m. there will be a free Zoom class on preparing to survive disasters like Texas experienced last year. Presented by Provident Preppers. We invite all to connect to this free class. Meeting ID: 821 7652 2720


October 3-9, 2021 There will be an Open House for everyone to attend at the Fire Station on October 7th.

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