Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services
Contact Us

Joseph F. Williams
COMMISSIONER

John G. Jordan Sr.
DEPUTY COMMISSIONER

Ed 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

Snow Blower Safety

Do you have a snow blower? Did you know that most snow blower injuries happen because the operator did not read the operating instructions?

The Suffolk County Office of Emergency Management urges you to read your owner's manual and follow these tips:

  1. Never leave your snow blower running and unattended.
  2. Make sure the discharge chute is not aimed at passing motorists or pedestrians.
  3. Never put your hands into the discharge chute or augers to clear stuck snow and ice.
  4. Never add fuel when the engine is running and hot.
  5. Make sure you know how to turn the machine off quickly.