Do I Really Need a Fire Extinguisher? Preparing for Severe Winter Weather Knowing how to prepare for a storm, and what to do during and after one, can help keep you and your family safe. Be in the Know When on the Go in Winter If you live in an area where winter brings snow, slush and ice, the best advice about driving in these conditions is not to. But if you must venture out, be prepared. Safety Checklist: How Does Your Family Rate? Keeping your family safe and sound can be as easy as following simple safety rules consistently. Here's a checklist from the National Safety Council can help you maintain essential safety precautions. In Case of Emergency...Be Ready for Anything Don't wait to think about disaster until you're dealing with one. In the hurried confusion, you're likely to miss important items as you prepare your home or leave to seek shelter. 5 Home Safety Threats You Might Overlook For safety's sake, look through your home often. Keep an eye out for not-so-obvious hazards.