Snowmobile Safety

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If you were born on or after Jan. 1, 1985, and are at least age 12, you must complete a snowmobile safety certification course to operate a snowmobile on Wisconsin public snowmobile trails and areas. DNR recreational safety specialists recommend snowmobile operators complete a safety course.

Be sure to check the DNR website for snowmobile safety course information. And drive safe on frozen lakes!

Fire Safety During Winter Storms

Ice buildup on trees

 Winter storms can happen almost anywhere. They can cause us problems. Know what to do before, during and after a storm. This will help keep you and your family safe from a winter fire.

Wisconsin Fire Prevention Week

House wreckage post fire

Observed each year, Sunday through Saturday during the week that includes October 9th. Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, the tragic 1871 conflagration that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres. The fire began on October 8, but continued into and did most of its damage on October 9, 1871.

Learn more about Fire Prevention Week here.