Clean your chimney on a regular basis.
Check all smoke / carbon dioxide detectors once a year.
Stack firewood, propane bottles and gas cans away from your residence.
Make sure driveways are well marked with your civic address sign and reflectors.
Make sure your driveway is wide enough and ploughed well enough for any emergency vehicle to drive in and turn around.
Have an escape plan and make sure every member of the household is familiar with that route. Practice plan twice a year.
Have a designated meeting place.
Have a complete set of warm clothing for every member of the household stored in a structure other than the main residence.
Have a battery-operated radio and landline phone (not portable) on hand in case of power failure. Depending on type and range of the power failure, your cell phone might not work.
If you must use candles, make sure to keep them away from flammable materials, such as curtains, and out of reach from young children and pets.