Extreme Cold Center
Extreme Cold: What Actions Should You Take To Be Prepared?

  • Stay indoors and use safe heating sources.

  • Be aware of the fire dangers from space heaters and candles, keep such devices away from all flamable materials such as curtains and furniture, and install recommended smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

  • Indoors, do not use charcoal or other fuel-burning devices, such as grills that produce carbon monoxide. Install at least one carbon monoxide detector per floor in your home.

  • Outdoors, stay dry and in wind protected areas.

  • Wear multiple layers of loose-fitting clothing.

  • Do not remain long in idling vehicles that produce carbon monoxide, especially in a closed garage. Install a carbon monoxide detector in your garage.

  • Drink plenty of non-alcoholc fluids and eat high-caloric foods.

More information about Extreme Cold safety and research is available online at:

Dino J. Villani,
Director of Public Safety
90 College Boulevard East
Niceville, FL 32578
Phone: (850) 651-7150
Fax: (850) 651-7170