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Winter holidays are a time for families & friends to get together.
But that also means a greater risk for fire.
Following a few simple tips will ensure a happy and fire-safe holiday season.



     HOLIDAY DECORATING

      HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING
 
  • Choose decorations that are flame resistant or flame retardant.
  • Keep lit candles away from decorations and other things that can burn. 
  • Some lights are only for indoor or outdoor use, but not both.
  • Replace any string of lights with worn or broken cords or loose bulb connections.
  • Read manufacturer’s instructions for number of light strands to connect.
  • Use clips, not nails, to hang lights so the cords do not get damaged.
  • Keep decorations away from windows and doors
 
  • Test your smoke alarms and tell guests about your home fire escape plan.
  • Keep children and pets away from lit candles.
  • Keep matches and lighters up high in a locked cabinet.
  • Stay in the kitchen when cooking on the stovetop. 
  • Ask smokers to smoke outside.
  • Remind smokers to keep their smoking materials with them so young children do not touch them.
  • Provide large, deep ashtrays for smokers. Wet cigarette butts with water before discarding.

DID YOU KNOW? 
Two of every five home decoration fires are started by candles.
Nearly half of decoration fires happen because decorations are placed too close to a heat source.

BEFORE HEADING OUT or TO BED....
Blow out lit candles when you leave the room or go to bed.
Turn off all light strings & decorations before leaving home or going to bed


Source: www.nfpa.org

 

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