The holiday rush is in full swing. And between the shopping, wrapping, baking and decorating, you may have forgotten one vital task – making sure that your home is fire safe.
According the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Christmas Day and Christmas Eve are among the leading days of the year for U.S. home fires. Causes include overly dry Christmas trees, unattended candles, and combustibles placed too close to the fireplace, as well as overloaded outlets and cooking fires. However, there are some simple fixes that every homeowner can tackle right now, to ensure that the holidays are happy and safe.
Fire Safety Resources
Top Safety Tips : In a recent interview with People Magazine, fire protection expert and Telgian CEO James Tomes outlines his fire safety tips for the holidays. Read it here: People magazine.
Holiday Decoration Safety: The NFPA says, “More than two of every five decoration fires happen because decorations are placed too close to a heat source.” Read more here: NFPA Winter Holiday Safety Tips
Christmas Tree Safety: A small fire that spreads to a Christmas tree can grow large very quickly. Here’s how to stay safe: NFPA Christmas Tree Safety
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