Christmas Holiday Fire Safety
Taking responsibility for your family’s safety is important every day. It rings especially true around the holidays, historically one of the most dangerous times of the year. The following "12 Days of Holiday Fire Safety" tips were developed to prevent the most common types of home fires that occur during the holiday season. Related video: It's the most dangerous time of the year
- Water fresh trees daily.
- Check all sets of lighting before decorating to ensure they are in good condition.
- Make sure you have working smoke alarms.
- Make sure you have working carbon monoxide alarms.
- Make sure everyone knows how to get out safely if a fire occurs.
- Use extension cords wisely.
- Give space heaters space.
- When you go out, blow out all candles.
- Keep matches and lighters out of sight and reach of children.
- Watch what you heat! Stay in the kitchen when cooking.
- Encourage smokers to smoke outside.
- Keep a close eye on anyone in your household who consumes alcohol while cooking or smoking.
Halloween is an exciting day for children. Keep the following safety guidelines in mind to ensure you have a safe and spooktacular Halloween. Before heading out, also check the Health Unit guidelines to celebrate Halloween the safe way.