Holiday fire safety tips for tree and lights

Contributed
- Contributed Photo

The United States Fire Administration offers these simple, life-saving steps you can take to ensure a safe and happy holiday:

• Get a fresh-cut tree, not one that has dried out.

• Do not place your tree close to a heat source, including a fireplace or heat vent. Do not drop or flick cigarette ashes near a tree.

• Keep the tree stand filled with water at all times.

• Inspect holiday lights each year for frayed wires, bare spots, broken plugs or gaps in the insulation. Use only lighting listed by an approved testing laboratory.

• All decorations on the tree should be nonflammable or flame-retardant.

• Do not leave holiday lights on unattended, and never put lit candles on a tree.

• Finally, as in every season, have working smoke alarms installed on every level of your home. Know when and how to call for help, and remember to practice your home escape plan.


Home
Let us know what you think!
Please be as specific as possible.
Include your name and email if you would like a response back.
CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
X
Y
u
v
W
3
Enter the code without spaces and pay attention to upper/lower case.