Located in Northern Michigan, Grand Traverse Metro Emergency Services Authority is a unique fire department that consists of three former township fire departments. Grand Traverse Metro Emergency Services Authority now operates as one department that covers Acme, East Bay and Garfield Townships.
Snow and Ice Safety
**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE**
Don’t Let Snow or Ice Build Up on Your Gas Meter, Pressure Regulator or Exhaust Vents
This winter, keep an eye on your outdoor natural gas meter, pressure regulator, gas piping and appliance vents.
Snow or ice build-up could damage your gas meter or pressure regulator, interrupt your gas service or cause an appliance to malfunction. This can create a serious safety hazard.
Stay safe with these important tips:
- Check your gas meter, pressure regulator, gas piping and appliance vents regularly to ensure they are clear of snow and ice.
- Use a snow brush or broom to gently clear snow or ice around your meter and appliance vents.
- Don’t use sharp objects or force, such as kicking or hitting, to remove snow or ice from your gas meter, pressure regulator, gas piping or appliance vents.
- Never use salt, hot water or ice melting chemicals to melt snow or ice build-up on your meter or regulator.
- Repair leaky seams in eavestroughs or downspouts to prevent water from dripping on your gas meter and appliance vents.
- Don’t pile snow up against your gas meter or appliance vents. They need to be easily accessible and, when on sidewalks or laneways, visible to snow plow operators.
- To avoid damaging your gas meter, and appliance vents, use extra caution when using your shovel, plow or snow blower near them.
- Be aware that snow and/or falling ice can cause damage. Keep roofs clear above your meter.
If you suspect a problem or there is ice build-up on your meter or regulator that can’t be cleaned easily with a brush, contact your utility company.
Safe Neighborhood Campaign
Unless you see a fire start, you can only find out there is a fire if you’re awake to smell the smoke. If you happen to be asleep, a smoke alarm is the only way to save your life and the lives of everyone sleeping in your home. Smoke alarms are intended to sound an alarm when they sense smoke. Smoke rises so place the alarms near the celling or directly onto the ceiling. Make sure there is a smoke alarm on every level of the home, inside each bedroom, and outside each sleeping area. Always follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for installation and lifespan of smoke alarms.
Grand Traverse Metro Fire Department is invested into helping to ensure that all residents have properly working smoke alarms. Find out how we can help! Read More
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|Out of District
City of Traverse City, Blair TWP, Peninsula TWP and Grand Traverse Rural Fire Dept.