Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Christmas Trees and Fire Safety

With the Holidays upon us it is important to keep safety first. Fires caused by Christmas trees are a major area of concern. Here are a few fire prevention tips to be used with your tree.

Always select a tree that whose needles are green.

Make sure that needles are not falling off the tree.

Cut about an inch or two from the trunk before setting it in the tree stand.

Water your tree daily.

Check your lights to make sure that they are not frayed or have exposed wire.

Never light a tree with candles.

Shut your tree off when you go to bed or leave home.

Never place a Christmas tree where it blocks an exit.

Never place a Christmas tree near an operational fire place or space heater.

Never overload the electrical outlet to light the tree, use a surge protection strip.

Make sure that tree is stable and will not fall onto a table where there is a lit candle, stove, or heater.

Check your smoke detectors, and make sure you have a fire extinguisher.

For security reasons never leave presents in plain site under the tree with the window open for crooks to see.

Install a home security system.


Julie said...

Great Tips!

Very True, in order to fully secure our safety we should have home security system installed!

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