The holidays are a great for reconnecting with family and friends. However, amongst decorating, traveling, and keeping warm, there are safety hazards.
- The National Fire Protection Association reports the three leading dates for home fires are Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and Christmas Eve. Here are some general holiday tips to help keep you and your loved ones safe this season.
- When live Christmas trees dry out, they become a potential fire hazard. Make sure your live Christmas tree has plenty of water and isn’t set up near heat sources. If you use an artificial tree, make sure it’s fire-resistant.
- Don’t use your fireplace to burn wrapping paper, as there are inks and chemicals in it that can be toxic when inhaled.
- Be mindful of poisonous plants. Mistletoe and poinsettias can be toxic hazards to your pets and guests. Keep them out of reach of your four-legged friends and curious children.
- Don’t share your travel plans on social media. This information might help thieves target your home while you are away.
It only takes a few steps to ensure you have a safe and happy holiday season