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Winter Holiday Safety,  Dec 7, 2016 

A poster with winter holiday safety tips, including decoration and entertaining guidelines, plus fire safety facts.

Holiday decorating

  • Be careful with holiday decorations. Choose
    decorations that are flame resistant or flame retardant.
  • Keep lit candles away from decorations and other
    things that can burn.
  • Some lights are only for indoor or outdoor use, but
    not both.
  • Replace any string of lights with worn or
    broken cords or loose bulb connections. Read
    manufacturer’s instructions for number of light
    strands to connect.
  • Use clips, not nails, to hang lights so the cords do
    not get damaged.
  • Keep decorations away from windows and doors.

Holiday Entertaining

  • Test your smoke alarms and tell guests about your
    home fire escape plan.
  • Keep children and pets away from lit candles.
  • Keep matches and lighters up high in a locked cabinet.
  • Stay in the kitchen when cooking on the stovetop.
  • Ask smokers to smoke outside. Remind smokers to
    keep their smoking materials with them so young
    children do not touch them.
  • Provide large, deep ashtrays for smokers. Wet
    cigarette butts with water before discarding.

Before Heading out or to bed

  • Blow out lit candles when
    you leave the room or go to
  • Turn off all light strings
    and decorations before
    leaving home or going to bed.