12 Winter Holiday Safety Tips

Tis the season – to celebrate safely! This isn’t just the time of year that we eat more than usual, it’s also the time when we have the most household accidents and fires. To help make sure your holidays don’t go from merry to scary, remember these Twelve Holiday Safety Tips. Keep decorations at least […]

Holiday Safety Tip 7: Don’t Sleep With Your Phone in Your Bed

Tis the season – to celebrate safely! Remember these Twelve Holiday Safety Tips. 7) Remember that phones and tablets should stay on your nightstand. We all love falling asleep to the muffled crooning of Bing Crosby and Michael Bublé, but overheated electronics under pillows and blankets are dangerous. See all 12 Holiday Safety Tips here.

Holiday Safety Tip 6: Only Use Electronics in Dry Areas

Tis the season – to celebrate safely! Remember these Twelve Holiday Safety Tips. 6) Only use electronics in dry areas. As tempting as it is, you just can’t decorate your aquarium with icicle lights. See all 12 Holiday Safety Tips here. 

Holiday Safety Tip 5: Extension Cords

Tis the season – to celebrate safely! Remember these Twelve Holiday Safety Tips. 5) Be mindful of how you are using electrical outlets. If you’re using extension cords or adapters that add receptacles, consider having a qualified electrician add more outlets to your home. Extension cords are a common cause of home fires. See all […]

Holiday Safety Tip 4: Turn Off Decorations

Tis the season – to celebrate safely! Remember these Twelve Holiday Safety Tips. 4) Always turn off your decorations when you leave your home and when you’re sleeping. Most deadly fires happen while people are asleep. See all 12 Holiday Safety Tips here.

Holiday Safety Tip 3: Christmas Trees

Tis the season – to celebrate safely! Remember these Twelve Holiday Safety Tips. 3) If you have a natural Christmas tree water it to keep it fresh and safe. Real trees can dry up and turn into kindling in no time at all. Get rid of the tree after Christmas. Dried-out trees are a fire […]

Holiday Safety Tip 2: Decoration Cords

Tis the season – to celebrate safely! Remember these Twelve Holiday Safety Tips. 2) The best decorations are safe decorations, so when you are decorating, make sure not to run cords under rugs or furniture, out of windows, or across walkways and sidewalks. See all Twelve Holiday Safety Tips here.

Holiday Safety Tip 1: Decorate Safely

Tis the season – to celebrate safely! To help make sure your holidays don’t go from merry to scary, remember these Twelve Holiday Safety Tips. 1) Keep decorations at least three feet away from heat sources – especially those with an open flame, like fireplaces and candles. And remember to blow out your candles when […]

Holiday Safety Tip 12: Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupters Prevent Electrical Fires

Tis the season – to celebrate safely! Remember these Twelve Holiday Safety Tips. 12) The best gift for your family is to upgrade to Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupter breakers or outlets.  It is estimated that half of the electrical fires that occur every year could be prevented by AFCIs. All upgrades should be completed by a […]

Holiday Safety Tip 11: Battery Storage

Tis the season – to celebrate safely! Remember these Twelve Holiday Safety Tips. 11) Keep batteries stored safely in their packaging and out of reach of anything that might try to eat them, like small children and pets. Eating a battery can be deadly. See all 12 Holiday Safety Tips here.

Holiday Safety Tip 10: Inspect Decorations

Tis the season – to celebrate safely! Remember these Twelve Holiday Safety Tips. 10) Inspect your decorations and discard any that are damaged or worn out. Talk to your aunt about that life-sized Elvis-dressed-as-Santa statue.  It’s falling apart, it’s creepy it’s got to go. See all 12 Holiday Safety Tips here.

Holiday Safety Tip 9: Space Heaters

Tis the season – to celebrate safely! Remember these Twelve Holiday Safety Tips. 9) If you’re using a space heater, switch it off before leaving the room. It only takes seconds for a fire to start if a space heater tips over or comes in contact with something combustible, like a blanket or curtains. See […]