A practical guide on how to stay safe this winter

Emergency responders, led by North East Fire District Commissioner Josh Schultz, on the nozzle, practiced handling potential emergencies and battling back flames while at The New York State Academy of Fire Science in Montour Falls last year. Photo submitted

NORTH EAST — Winter can be tough sledding, but a little knowledge and a lot of common sense can get one through. 

“Every season has its inherent dangers, but the winter time has a special subset of risks” according to Josh Schultz, commissioner with the North East Fire District whose suggestions can help save lives.

Fire may be the number one increased danger. 

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