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Holiday Safety Tips

Trees

  • Buy only a fresh tree! Dry needles and brittle branches are a sign the tree is not fresh and will burn easily.
  • Make a diagonal cut in the tree truck. It will allow the tree to absorb water.
  • Water the tree daily.
  • Position the tree away from any heat source, such as fireplaces, heat registers, or portable heaters.
  • Never burn your tree in your fireplace.

Lights

  • Use only UL approved tree lights.
  • Check for frayed or bare wiring, cracked or broken sockets, and loose connections.
  • If lights show signs of wear and tear, do not use them.
  • Avoid using extension cords. Never run an electrical cord under carpeting.
  • Lights can overload circuits. Watch for signs of lights dimming.
  • Turn off all lights when leaving the house or when going to bed.

If you have any questions, please contact The Fire Prevention Bureau or Fire Department.