The holiday season is meant to be a memorable time for friends and family to share. With all the extra components — decorations, holiday trees, cooking — it’s easy to forget that fire damage is a common holiday concern. We’ve gathered a few helpful fire safety tips to safeguard your festivities!
Seasonal Fire SafetyAuburn AL Fire Department & Restoration 1 of East AlabamaFire safety during the holidays is important. As Lorraine Carli, vice president of NFPA’s Outreach and Advocacy division, has said , “By knowing where potential fire hazards exist and taking the needed steps to prevent them, people can enjoy the season’s celebrations and traditions while keeping their families, guests and homes safe.”
If you have any safety concerns or questions this holiday season, you can contact the Auburn Fire Division.
Below are a few fire safety tips and facts to get you started.
What is the Top Holiday Fire Prevention Tip for Your Community?Try not to go overboard with the string lights around your home. Your electrical system can only safely operate so many lights before you blow a fuse or something sparks.
Each year, three of every five home fires begins due to decorations, such as lighting. Do not add to the statistic this year.
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