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Every holiday is holly and jolly until a fire breaks out and ruins Christmas. Fire departments across the country respond to an average of 170 house fires each year that were started by Christmas trees or holiday decorations. And, on average, these fires cause four deaths, over a dozen injuries, and millions of dollars of damage each year.
Let’s look at some holiday decorating safety tips you can put to good use at home or in the office.
Whether you opt for a real Christmas tree or a fake one, keep the following safety tips in mind to keep your home and office merry and bright:
Though Christmas lights today are much safer than they used to be, they still pose fire danger and other risks that can ruin the holiday spirit. Take caution when decorating your home or office with Christmas lights with these safety tips:
Pretty decorations like tinsel, garland, holly, and fake snow seem harmless, but they’re far from it. Use a little common sense and the following safety tips to get the best use out of your Christmas decor:
There’s nothing quite as relaxing as a warm, roaring fire during the holidays. The following safety tips can ensure that things don’t heat up too much:
Don’t let the spirit of cheer and goodwill cloud your judgment when it comes to safety. There are arguably more safety hazards around the holidays than any other time of year, and it’s up to you to ensure you’re doing your part in creating a safe holiday season for all.
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