Seasonal Fire Safety Tips


For most, the kitchen is the heart of the home, especially during the holidays. From testing family recipes to decorating cakes and cookies, everyone enjoys being part of the preparations.

So keeping fire safety top of mind in the kitchen during this joyous but hectic time is important, especially when there’s a lot of activity and people at home. As you start preparing your holiday schedule and organizing that large family feast, remember, by following a few simple safety tips you can enjoy time with your loved ones and keep yourself and your family safer from fire.

Check out a few Thanksgiving fire safety tips, brought to you by the National Fire Protection Association here.

Winter Holidays

Festive celebrations, flickering lights and winter greens are hallmarks of the holiday season, but they also present fire risks that can quickly turn this festive time of year into a devastating one. 

The National Fire Protection Association has a few winter holiday rules of thumb to refresh yourselves on this holiday season.

Real Christmas trees are more appealing during the holidays, but they can present fire dangers.

Here are some tips:

  • When purchasing a natural tree, cut 1/2" off the trunk so that the tree can soak up the water. 
  • Keep a constant supply of water in the stand. Natural trees can "drink" a lot of water, especially when first set up. 
  • Keep any heat sources away from the tree, especially open flames.