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Cold Weather Safety Tips

The City of Boston wants all of its residents to stay safe during extreme cold weather. Our public safety agencies have put together a comprehensive set of safety tips for the winter season.

Carbon Monoxide Alert

Carbon monoxide poisoning can cause death. Before running your car, make sure your tail pipe is clear of snow and debris. In a small space (like a car), carbon monoxide gas can quickly build up and become dangerous.

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Personal Safety

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Winter Activities & Sports
Spending Time Outdoors
Frostbite & Hypothermia
Physical Activity

Home Safety

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Power Outages
Preventing Frozen Pipes
Snow Blowers

Carbon Monoxide Safety

For more information, see the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC)'s page on Carbon Monoxide Safety.
More Information from the BPHC

Seek prompt medical attention if you suspect CO poisoning, and if your carbon monoxide detector sounds leave your home immediately and call 911.

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What is Carbon Monoxide?
What is Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?
What are the Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?
Who is at Risk?
Common Sources of Carbon Monoxide
How to Protect Yourself from CO Poisoning