This Season, Don’t Let Holiday Decorations Disrupt Safety

Don’t let holiday decorations ruin the season! Here are a few tips to keep you and your family safe while still keeping things festive!

Holiday Decorations + Home Safety

First – Candles and Trees Don’t Mix. The National Fire Protection Association warns that bringing candles in the homes raises Americans’ risk of fire.

Try to use battery-operated candles, or if you are using wax candles, keep them away from any other decorations or flammable materials.

Check Your Tree

Trees should be regularly watered to avoid drying out, and Christmas lights should always be properly installed.

Finally, be sure to keep any space heaters or heat sources away from your tree.

Christmas tree with presents near the fireplace at home in the living room

Reign in Your Decorations

Be sure to keep walkways and exits clear of any decorations to ensure safe egress. Also, keep an eye on any floating or suspended decorations–these can trigger motion detectors, resulting in pesky false alarms.


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