Did you decorate your Christmas tree over the weekend? Don’t forget to check the water level and unplug the lights every night before you go to bed. Watch what happens to a tree that is watered regularly and one that is not: http://youtu.be/RNjO3wZDVlA #HolidaySafety
Be fire smart as you deck the halls for a festive holiday season with these USFA tips:
- Water Christmas trees every day. A dry tree is dangerous because it can catch fire easily.
- Make sure Christmas trees are at least three feet away from heat sources like fireplaces, radiators, space heaters, candles or heat vents. Also, make sure the tree does not block exits.
- Inspect holiday lights each year before you put them up. Throw away strands with frayed or pinched wires. Read the manufacturer’s instructions for the number of light strands to connect.
- Turn off all holiday lights before going to bed or leaving your home.