Holiday Fire Safety Tips
When getting ready for the holidays, be sure to keep safety in mind.
The top three days of the year for home candle fires are Christmas, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
- Check holiday lights before putting them up for frayed wires or excessive wear.
- Don’t put more than three strands of lights together.
- Consider using batter-operated flameless candles and if using regular candles be sure to trim the wicks before lighting and never leave them unattended. Keep candles at least 12 inches away from anything flammable.
- Place your live Christmas tree away from any heat sources and room exits. Be sure to water your live Christmas tree daily to prevent it from drying out. Get rid of your Christmas tree after Christmas or when it is dry.