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FIRE PREVENTION WEEK
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CHRISTMAS SEASON FIRE SAFETY TIPS
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Go to this link to see what to do if a fire starts in your home, something that happens more frequently during the holiday season.
A dry Christmas tree burns faster than newspaper.
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Follow these safety tips:
Trees and Decorations
– Buying a live Christmas tree? Check for freshness. A fresh tree is green; and its needles are hard to pull from branches and do not break when bent between your fingers. Keep trees well watered.
– Buying an artificial tree? Look for the label: “Fire Resistant.” Although this label does not mean that the tree will not catch fire, the tree is more resistant to catching fire.
– Setting up a tree at home? Place it away from heat sources, such as fireplaces, vents and radiators.
– Decorating a tree in homes with small children? Avoid sharp or breakable decorations. Keep trimmings with small removable parts out of the reach of small children who could swallow or inhale small pieces.
– Keep burning candles within sight. Extinguish all candles before leaving the room.
– Keep candles on a stable, heat-resistant surface where children and pets cannot reach them or knock them over. Place lit candles away from items that can catch fire, such as trees, decorations, curtains and furniture.
– Only use lights tested for safety by a nationally recognized testing laboratory.
– Check each set of lights, new or old, for broken or cracked sockets, frayed or bare wires, or loose connections. Throw out damaged sets and do not use electric lights on a metallic tree.
– Check each extension cord to make sure it is rated for the intended use and is in good condition. Do not use cords with cuts or signs of fraying.
– Check outdoor lights for labels showing the lights have been certified for outdoor use, and only plug them into a ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI)-protected receptacle or a portable GFCI.
– Do not burn wrapping paper in the fireplace. A flash fire may result because wrappings can ignite suddenly and burn intensely.
– Have working smoke alarms on every floor of the home and in every bedroom. The early warning provided by smoke alarms saves lives.
– Test your smoke alarms every month to make sure they are working properly.
– Many newly purchased smoke alarms are now produced with a 10 year sealed battery design. But if the using traditional smoke alarms, then remember to change batteries in your smoke alarms every year.
Be Safe and enjoy the Holidays!
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ISLAND COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT (DEM)
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