Holiday Fire Safety

Holiday Fire Safety

By Mike DeMars, Public Information Officer Central Fire Protection District

DeMars_christmas-tree-on-fire Fire Safety Times Publishing Group Inc tpgonlinedaily.comCentral Fire Protection would like to remind everyone to be fire safe during this holiday season. Some holiday fire safety tips include:

  • Make sure that you have working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in your home
  • Keep candles away from flammable materials
  • Extinguish candles when you go to sleep or leave the house
  • Check all holiday lights for damage before hanging them
  • Do not overload electric circuits
  • Turn off lights and decorations before leaving the house
  • Have your fireplace cleaned once a year and burn only clean dry wood
  • Provide ashtrays for holiday guests that smoke
  • Include overnight holiday guests in your home emergency plan
  • Keep Christmas trees in water and away from heat sources
  • Do not leave holiday meals cooking unattended


Find more safety tips at or contact your local fire department

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