Tis The Season To Be Festive ~ But Remember To Stay Safe
- Holiday Displays: Inspect the wires of any light display’s before switching them on: Check to see if wires are frayed and present an electrical fire hazard. Be sure to buy decorations according to your intended use — outdoors or indoors. Dispose of any damaged sets.
- Christmas Trees: Check your Christmas tree light strands for any sign of wear-and-tear from being in storage. Inspect lights for broken sockets, frayed wires and loose connections. Dispose of any damaged sets. If you have a real Christmas tree, keep it watered, since dry trees catch fire easier. Only use fire-resistant artificial trees. Never place a tree by a fireplace, radiator or other heat source.
- Avoid decorating the mantel with stockings, greenery or other flammable decorations if you use your fireplace frequently.
- Turn off all electrical decorations when you leave the house or go to sleep.