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02 - Holiday Safety Tips
 
 
Cold weather and the Holidays bring with them some special concerns people should be aware of.  The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has assembled a wide range of “Safety Tip” brochures that address common hazards and how to deal with them. 

Click on the links below to view the associated NFPA brochure.  Review them with your family and make the Holidays and cold weather safer for everyone. 

 

 

It’s not too early to begin preparing for the heating season. Check these 10 tips off your list and get ahead of the winter freeze.  Please view this document to learn more.

 

 

 

The kitchen is the heart of the home, especially at Thanksgiving. Kids love to be involved in holiday preparations. Safety in the kitchen is important, especially on Thanksgiving Day when there is a lot of activity and people at home. Please view this document to learn more.

 

 

 

Winter holidays are a time for families and friends to get together. But that also means a greater risk for fire. Following a few simple tips will ensure a happy and fire-safe holiday season.

 

 

 

As you deck the halls this holiday season, be fire smart. A small fire that spreads to a Christmas tree can grow large very quickly.

 

 

 

Candles may be pretty to look at but they are a cause of home fires — and home fire deaths. Remember, a candle is an open flame, which means that it can easily ignite anything that can burn. 

 

 

 

Smoke alarms are an important part of a home fire escape plan. When there is a fire, smoke spreads fast. Working smoke alarms give you early warning so you can get outside quickly.

 

 

 

 Often called the silent killer, carbon monoxide is an invisible, odorless, colorless gas created when fuels (such as gasoline, wood, coal, natural gas, propane, oil, and methane) burn incompletely. In the home, heating and cooking equipment that burn fuel can be sources of carbon monoxide.

 

 

 

 


 

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