This week on social media, we gave you helpful holiday safety tips for staying safe this season.
Make sure you carefully inspect holiday lights each year and throw out old or damaged lights that could cause fires.
Fresh trees are best for avoiding fires. Fake trees should say they’re fire resistant.
Always turn your holiday lights off when you leave the house and go to bed.
Never connect more than one extension cord together. Use one long cord. Connecting extension cords increases the risk of fires.
Never keep open flames near your trees, garland, wreaths, or fabric decorations.
Don’t burn wrapping paper in the fireplace. They can ignite and burn suddenly and intensely, causing worse fires.
Be careful with fire salts that change your fire’s color. Keep out of the reach of children, they can contain heavy metals.