Keep Fire Safety in Mind this Holiday Season
Holiday trees and decorations are pretty and festive. But they can also be a fire hazard.
According to the National Fire Protection Association,
two of every five home decoration fires are started by candles, and
nearly half of decoration fires happen because the decorations are too
close to a heat source.
There are steps you can take to help make the holiday season safe from fires.
Look for decorations that are flame resistant or flame retardant.
Make sure the lights you use indoors are safe to use indoors and the lights you use outdoors are safe for the outdoors.
Don’t use strings of lights that are
worn or have broken cords or loose bulb connections. Follow the
manufacturer’s instructions for how many strands of lights you can
Use clips instead of nails to hang lights.
Keep lit candles out of reach of children and pets. Don’t put lit candles near anything that can burn.
Burning Leaves & Other Debris
As citizens have been asking about burning leaves and other debris, we thought it would be helpful to provide the following Open Burning Regulations Fact Sheet (PDF) for Crew members and volunteers in the community. Other helpful information can be found on the Fire Division site.