Holiday Decoration Safety Tips

Holiday Decorations

Decorating for the winter is fun, but can lead to tragedy if you don’t practice fire safety. Following a few simple fire safety tips can keep electric lights, candles, and Christmas trees enjoyable and safe.

  • Don’t place your live Christmas tree close to heat source, such as a fireplace or heat vent.
  • Keep the tree stand filled with water at all times.
  • Never put tree branches or needles in a fireplace or wood-burning stove.
  • Inspect Christmas lights for frayed wires, bare spots, gaps in the insulation, broken or cracked sockets, and excessive kinking or wear before putting them up.
  • Use only non-flammable decorations.

More holiday safety tips here.