winter holiday safety

Winter holidays

The holidays are a time for family, fun and friends, but all of that can change when fire strikes. Every year during the holidays, the fire department responds to numerous calls due to property loss or damage from fires that could have been prevented. 

Read on to find out how you and your family can practise safe holiday fire techniques to minimize your chances of being a victim of fire during what should be the year’s most festive time. 

Fire-free holiday

Here are some ways for you and your family to have a fire-free holiday:

  • Always supervise children around open flames
  • Keep gift wrap and decorations away from heat sources
  • Do not hang Christmas stockings directly above the fire
  • Keep an eye on food when cooking
  • Never use octopus plugs
  • Turn off string lights and extinguish candles before going to bed

Winter Holiday Safety