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2022 - Fire - Spotlights

Posted on: November 25, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Christmas Tree Safety

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Did you know a small fire that spreads to a Christmas tree can grow large very quickly?  Following these safety tips could help keep you and your family safe during the holiday season. 

  • If putting up a live tree this year, choose a tree with fresh, green needles that do not fall off when touched
  • Make sure the tree is not blocking an exit (a good reminder for fake and live trees)
  • Add water to the tree stand daily
  • Always unplug Christmas tree lights before leaving home or going to sleep.
  • Use lights that are listed by a qualified testing laboratory. Remember, some lights are only for indoor or outdoor use.

To learn more about Christmas Tree Safety, please visit: National Fire Protection Agency - Christmas Tree Safety

To see the importance of why you should water your Christmas tree, please view this video from the National Institute of Standards and Technology:

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