Holiday & Winter Fire Safety: Top Tips

December 29, 2022

December 15, 2022


Holiday & Winter Fire Safety: Top Tips


Taking some simple, smart precautions can help keep your family – and your home – safe during this holiday season.


  1. – Always use non-flammable decorations both indoors and outdoors.


  1. – Check holiday light strands for damaged or broken wires and plugs. Enjoy indoor lights only while someone is at home and turn them off before going to bed. Most lights now have LED bulbs, making them energy efficient and cool to the touch.


  1. – Busy with holiday cooking and baking? Kitchen fires are the leading cause of house fires. Keep an all-purpose fire extinguisher within easy reach and know how to use it.


  1. – Keep live Christmas trees in a water-filled stand and check daily for dehydration. Dried-out trees are extremely dangerous and should be discarded right away.


  1. – If you have a wood-burning fireplace, be sure the chimney has been cleaned.


  1. – Candles add a lovely ambiance to your holiday home. Place them in stable holders and keep them away from flammable items, drafts, pets, and children. Battery-powered “candles” are an attractive and safe option, especially for households with young children, and are widely available.


  1. – Children should not have access to or be allowed to use matches, lighters or candles.


  1. – Keep space heaters away from bedding, curtains, paper—anything flammable. Never leave a space heater unattended while in use.


  1. – Make sure smoke alarms are in good working order. Test monthly at a minimum.


Enjoy a happy and safe holiday season!



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