Help Keep Your Home Fire Safe With These Holiday Safety Tips
Make sure your Christmas Trees are watered everyday.
Make sure your Christmas Trees are watered everyday.
 
Check your holiday lights for damaged bulbs and wires
Check your holiday lights for damaged bulbs and wires
 
Make sure fireplaces and chimneys are cleaned and serviced regularly.
Make sure fireplaces and chimneys are cleaned and serviced regularly.
 
Never leave candles unattended and keep them away from combustible materials
Never leave candles unattended and keep them away from combustible materials
 
Never leave your stove unattended when cooking.
Never leave your stove unattended when cooking.
 
 
By Firefighter Mark Robertson Sr.
December 21, 2017
 

December is a month that is reserved for fun times with family and friends, but can also be filled with sadness and tragedy due to fires caused by holiday decorations. On average there are 210 Christmas tree fires and 860 fires caused by holiday and other decorative lighting from 2009-2013. A little preventative maintenance and inspection can help cut down on these fires.

Listed below are several links from the National Fire Protection Association and the United States Fire Administration that contain many tips to help keep your home fire safe this holiday season. The tips include christmas trees, holiday lights, candles, and other holiday decorations. There are also videos which show the difference in how fast a Christmas tree that is thoroughly watered will burn as compared to a tree which is dry. Please take a few minutes to review these tips and help make your home fire safe this holiday season.

 
Hyperlinks: Winter Holiday Fires By The Numbers
Christmas Tree Fires