Christmas Tree Safety

December 4, 2013 | News

As you deck the halls this holiday season, be fire smart. A small fire that spreads to a Christmas tree can grow large very quickly.

–  Choose a Christmas tree with fresh, green needles that do not fall off when touched

–  If you have an artificial tree, make sure that it is labeled as fire-retardant

–  Make sure that the tree is at least three feet away from heat sources such as fireplaces, candles, or radiators

–  Make sure that the tree is not blocking an exit

–  Only use lights that are labeled with the certification of an independent testing laboratory

–  Always turn off Christmas lights before leaving home or going to bed

 

More information at National Fire Protection Association