A Communication Toolkit about Christmas Tree Safety and More
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPSA), half of all Christmas tree fires are caused by either an electrical problem or a heat source too close to the tree. Fortunately, you can prevent these accidents by taking proper safety measures when purchasing, setting up, decorating, and disposing of (or storing) your tree. Consider the following from FEMA: Keep your live Christmas tree away from heat sources and room exits; water your live Christmas tree daily to keep it from becoming dry; only use decorations that are flame-retardant or not flammable; check holiday lights each year for frayed wires or excessive wear; don’t link more than three strands of holiday lights. Find a communication toolkit about Christmas tree safety from NPHIC here.