The 12 Days of Holiday Fire Safety

The 12 Days of Holiday Fire Safety

From all the staff and technicians here at ProFire Safety Services, we’d like to wish you all a safe and happy holiday! For those of you celebrating, a very Merry Christmas to you!

Stay warm and stay safe!

Here are 12 Holiday Safety Tips to help you ensure that you are maintaining a safe environment for your family and friends during this festive season:

  1. Teach children to stay away from candles, fireplaces, trees and space heaters.
  2. Keep matches and lighters higher up and enclosed at a safe distance, out of the reach of children.
  3. Using an artificial tree? Check the label to make sure it is fire-retardant!
  4. Heat from decorative lights can burn wrapping material used for gifts. Keep gifts at safe distances from holiday lights and other heat sources.
  5. Check peripherals plugged in to outlets ensuring they’re fully plugged in. Exposed plugs can spark, causing a fire to ignite.
  6. Planning to warm up your car in the garage before driving? Pull it out to avoid carbon monoxide leaks into your home.
  7. Space heaters need space! Maintain at least three feet of clearance around the space heater.
  8. Cooking a holiday feast for your family? Be sure to have a lid and extinguisher nearby to smother and extinguish a fire.
  9. Remind your families and guests of the escape plan and the agreed meeting place in case of an emergency.
  10. Never use candles to decorate trees. If lighting candles, keep them at a safe distance away from flammable objects and put them out before leaving the room.
  11. Dry Christmas trees are more likely to catch fire and burn. Keep them hydrated to avoid your tree turning to ash!
  12. If you do not have an automatic timer, unplug your holiday lights before leaving the house or going to sleep.

Need a carol to sing at your upcoming Christmas party? We’ve put together the 12 Days of Christmas, Fire Alarm Style for you. We can guarantee it’ll be a song to remember this holiday season!

Check it out now!

 

 

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