Rome Alcantara, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, airfield manager, drives a pick-up truck with a runway friction device attached to the back, Jan. 23, 2023.

Winter Safety


As winter weather moves in, a myriad of potential hazards are introduced. From the difficulties associated with driving on snow and ice to special concerns for winter fire safety, there is much to be addressed. Please use this page as a resource for helpful tips to keep you and your family safe this winter.

Secretary of Defense Memorandum

Driving Safety

Link to Driving Safety - Vehicles on snowy dark highway with lights on.

Snow Removal

Link to Snow Shoveling page- person shoveling show by vehicle

Smoke & carbon monoxide

Link to Carbon Monoxide page - Carbon Monoxice meter on wall

Winter Holiday Safety

Link to Winter Holiday Safety page - Holiday ornaments on Christmas tree

Winter Sports & Rec Safety

Link to Winter Sports & Rec - Skiers going down snowy mountain

Winter Fire Safety

Link to Winter Fire Safety - House roof on fire with smoke

New Years Eve Safety

Link to New Year's Eve Safety - Bottle with corks and confetti on table


Link to Hypothermia page - hand on glass with icicles

Slips & Falls on Ice

Link to Slips and Falls on ice page - female sitting on ice

Happy Holidays wreath with lights and Air Force Safety Center Shield


Sit down today and develop a family emergency plan that will assist you and your loved ones with remembering pertinent information and locating one another in case of an emergency.Link to a downloadable Family Emergency Plan example

Winter Weather poster of female Air Force Captain scraping windshield

Safety Videos

Hypothermia Safety Tips Poster

Winter Safety Poster


Winter Sports Safety Tips Poster