Focus on Safety this Holiday Season

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

With the holidays quickly approaching, Fire Corps programs can share these safety tips and resources in their communities to help ensure a safe and happy holiday season for all.

Cooking Safety
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and home fire injuries. Visit this site to learn how to be safe in the kitchen.

Home Heating Safety
Heating equipment, especially portable space heaters, fireplaces, and wood stoves, require careful use and proper maintenance. The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has helpful winter heating tips to help families prevent fire and burn-related injuries.

Holiday Decorating Safety
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission provides an educational brochure outlining general holiday decorating tips about Christmas trees, lights, candles, fireplaces, and more. Share this brochure with friends, families, neighbors, and fellow Fire Corps members to spread decorating safety messages throughout your community.

National Fire Protection Association: Project Holiday
This online toolkit offers your department materials to conduct a comprehensive holiday safety campaign, including a news release template, talking points, NFPA reports, tips sheets, gift and tree tags, and safety videos.

U.S. Fire Administration: A Season for Sharing in Fire Safety
Find tips for Christmas tree safety, holiday lights, holiday decorations, and candle care. 

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