Ice Safety

Many ice drownings involve children. When your child is near the ice you should be near your child.

Avoid alcoholic beverages when you're on the ice. They can make you feel colder and slow down your reaction time in case of an ice emergency.

Carry two large nails to use as ice picks to pull yourself out if you fall through the thin ice.

Never drive on the ice at night.

Avoid pressure ridges, and areas with current if you do choose to drive on the ice.

Drive with your windows down and doors partially open to avoid becoming trapped if your car breaks through.