Power outages can happen at any time of the year, and can last for several days. It's key to think about a few things - how you and your family will stay warm or cool, depending on the time of the year; how you will cook food; and how will you power important devices - all without compromising fire safety.
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During a power outage, we often use different methods than normal to heat our homes and food. Remember to check if items are designed for outdoor use only, and to read the manufacturer's instructions for safe usage.
Be extremely careful of using open flames, especially around children or pets. Never allow a fire to burn while you are sleeping or out of the house - even a single candle can start a blazing fire that burns down your home.