Each year fires occurring during the holiday season claim the lives of over 400 people, injure 1,650 more, and cause over $990 million in damage. According to the United States Fire Administration (USFA), there are simple life-saving steps you can take to ensure a safe and happy holiday. By following some of the outlined precautionary tips, individuals can greatly reduce their chances of becoming a holiday fire casualty.
FIRE SAFETY: Consider Using LED and Flameless Candles During the Holidays. Do not overload electrical outlets. Do not place decorations near heat sources. Water your live Christmas Trees. Never leave an open fire Unattended.