Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services
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Joseph F. Williams
COMMISSIONER

John G. Jordan Sr.
DEPUTY COMMISSIONER

Edward C. Schneyer
Director of the Office of Emergency Management
 
PO BOX 127
YAPHANK, NY
11980-0127
MAIN 631-852-4900
FAX 631-852-4922
SCDFRES@SuffolkCountyny.gov

Clearing Your Roof

As the snow and ice continues to build up across SuffolkCounty, homeowners should think about safety before trying to clear the snow from their roof.

Here are some safety tips from the Suffolk County Office of Emergency Management:

  1. When possible, use long-handled snow rakes or poles.
  2. If you must use a ladder, make certain that the base is securely anchored. Ask a friend, neighbor or adult family member to hold the ladder while you climb.
  3. Know where the snow is going to fall before clearing the area.
  4. Make certain not to contact electrical wires.
  5. If possible, do not attempt to clear the roof alone.
  6. If you are afraid of heights or think the job is too big for you, HIRE HELP.

Clearing roofs is a dangerous task. However, if you think safety, and work safely, you will get the job done.