Wrapping up the Holidays: Preventing Winter Fires

Wrapping up the Holidays: Preventing Winter Fires 

Nearly half of home fires occur during the months of December, January, and February. Keep your home and family safe after the holidays with these post-holiday year-end tips.

  • 25% of holiday fires are caused by dectorations
  • Never leave holiday decorations on while sleeping or away from home
  • 210 home fires a year are caused by Christmas trees
  • Fires caused by Christmas trees are usually deadlier than other fires
  • Inspect and dispose of any damaged decorations
  • Decorations are temporary, remove them after the holidays
  • Separate and label indoor and outdoor dectorations
  • Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupters can prevent 50% of home electrical fires
  • Store decorations in a dry location that is safely out of reach of children and pets

Remove, inspect and store all holiday decorations by the 1st week of January

Watch Out for Those Fire-starters
  • Never leave burning candles unattended or sleep in a room with a lit candle
  • Keep candles out of reach of children
  • Make sure candles are on stable surfaces
  • Don’t burn candles near trees, curtains or any other flammable items
  • Don’t burn trees, wreaths or wrapping paper in the fireplace
  • Check and clean the chimney and fireplace area at least once a year
Remove, inspect and store all holiday decorations by the 1st week of January
Dont forget Safety is the best Present!

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