From the State Fire Marshall, “It’s a new month which means a new fire safety message!
“Since everyone’s in the holiday spirit, we’re focusing our safety tips on fire hazards associated with holiday decorations!”
Here are the safety tips the Fire Marshall offers:
Only use decorations that are flame-retardant or not flammable.
Check holiday lights each year for frayed wires or excessive wear.
Don’t link more than three strands of holiday lights.
Never leave a burning candle unattended. Consider using battery-operated flameless candles.
Keep your live Christmas tree away from heat sources and room exits.
Water your live Christmas tree daily to keep it from becoming dry.