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Posted on: December 13, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Holiday Safety Tips

Tips for Holiday Safety

Decorating makes the holidays more festive and fun, but holiday decorations can increase your risk for a home fire. According to the US Fire Administration, the top three days of the year for home candle fires are Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day. As you deck the halls this season, be fire smart and follow these tips on how to keep your decorations safe.

  • Only use decorations that are flame-retardant or not flammable.
  • Check holiday lights each year for frayed wires or excessive wear.
  • Don’t link more than three strands of holiday lights.
  • Never leave a burning candle unattended. Consider using battery-operated flameless candles.
  • Keep your live Christmas tree away from heat sources and room exits.
  • Water your live Christmas tree daily to keep it from becoming dry.

Follow the link below for printable holiday and winter safety tip sheets.

Fire Prevention Tip Sheets
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