The Fire Marshal’s Office is reminding people of Christmas Tree Safety as we enter into the winter holidays.
Christmas Tree Safety:
Placing your tree:
>Make sure the tree is at least three feet away from any heat source, like fireplaces,
radiators, candles, heat vents or lights.
>Make sure the tree is not blocking an exit.
Lighting your tree:
>Replace any string of lights with worn or broken cords or loose bulb connections.
>Never use lit candles to decorate the tree.
>Always turn off Christmas tree lights before leaving home or going to bed.
>Get rid of the tree after Christmas or when it is dry. Dried-out trees are a fire danger and
should not be left in the home or garage, or placed outside against the home.
>Check with your local community to find a recycling program.
>Bring outdoor electrical lights inside after the holidays to prevent hazards and make them last longer.