Keep Your Family Safe This Holiday Season

Tuesday November 17th, 2009

The holiday season is a time to celebrate with friends, family, and good food, but it is also a time to be conscientious of everyday hazards. Utilize these safety tips and information to help prepare your family, friends, and neighbors and 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. Together, Lowe’s and the Home Safety Council offer tips to help families prevent fire and burn-related injuries during the winter months.

 

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.

Find more fire prevention resources and tips at www.firecorps.org/prevention.

 
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