Holiday Safety Tips

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Be Fire Smart

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Sample message:

"[Agency Name] reminds you to be fire smart. A small fire that spreads to a Christmas tree can grow large very quickly.

- Make sure the tree is at least three feet away from any heat source.

- Replace any string of lights with worn or broken cords or loose bulb connections."

Source: U.S. Fire Administration


Candle Safety

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Sample message:

"Winter holidays have a greater risk for fires. Following a few simple tips will ensure a happy and fire-safe holiday season.

- Choose decorations that are flame resistant or flame retardant.

- Keep lit candles away from decorations and other things that can burn.

- Keep children and pets away from lit candles"

Source: U.S. Fire Administration


Remember to Water Your Tree

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Sample message:

"Remember to keep your tree watered so that it doesn't dry out and become a fire hazard. Water it every day and keep it at least 3 feet away from any heat source."

Source: U.S. Fire Administration


A Safer Candle Option

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Sample message:

"More than one-third of home decoration fires are started by candles. This holiday season, consider using flameless candles to lower risk of a fire."

Source: U.S. Fire Administration


Designate a Driver

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Sample message:

"Remember to celebrate safely during the holidays and always have a designated driver."

Source: Traffic Safety Team


Road Trip Safety Tips

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Sample message:

"If you're hitting the road during the holidays, remember to be prepared."

Source: NOAA


 

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