Christmas Safety

Winter holidays are truly magical, filled with cozy fires, hot cocoa and colorful lights.  If you don’t practice safety though, your winter wonderland could become a holiday hazard.  Make sure you follow the below tips to keep your holiday season merry and bright.

Did you know that more than one-third of home decoration fires are caused by candles? Almost half of all decoration fire happen because decorations are placed too close to a heat source!

Top 10 Christmas Safety Tips

  • Don’t share your holiday travel plans online
  • If you’re using candles or the fireplace, make sure they are fully extinguished prior to retiring for the night
  • Turn off your Christmas lights when leaving the house or going to bed
  • Watch out for online shopping fraud
  • Inspect electrical decorations for damage before use
  • Water your Christmas tree daily
  • Have packages delivered when you’ll be at home to avoid porch theft
  • Watch out for online shopping fraud
  • Make sure your tree is properly secured and away from any fire hazards
  • Invest in a home security system
  • Don’t overload your home’s electrical circuits

Try something different.  Call your local U.S. Forest Service District office to obtain a permit to cut your own Christmas tree.

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