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A Season for Sharing Fire Safety
last updated:
Wed, 12/09/2009 1:54 PM

To ensure a safe and happy holiday, here are some tips:

Preventing Christmas Tree Fires

  • If a live tree, needles should be green and hard to pull back. Not placed near a fire source. Watered. Disposed of at a community recycling center.
  • If an artificial tree, make sure it's flame retardant.

Holiday Lights

  • Inspect for frayed wires, excessive kinking. Don't overload sockets. Never leave holiday lights unattended!

Holiday Decorations

  • Only use nonflammables or flame retardant ones. Keep away from heat sources.

Candle Care

  • Avoid using lit candles. If you do use lit ones, always remember to blow them out before retiring.
  • Never place candles near a Christmas tree.

And Finally

  • Have a working smoke alarm on every level of your home.
  • Have a fire escape plan. 

Safe and Happy Holidays to all!

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