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.