When you are decorating the tree this month, lighting the candles and setting out poinsettias, mistletoe and other greenery, remember they can pose fire and poisoning hazards, especially to young children.
According to the National Fire Protection Association, the top four days for candle fires are between Christmas and New Year’s. The National Fire Academy reports an estimated 250 home fires each year involving Christmas trees, 170 home fires involving holiday lights and several others involving decorative lighting.
“We don’t want anything to ruin the beauty of the season,” said Fire/EMS Chief William Goddard. “Practice prevention and give your family one of the greatest gifts of all – a safe and joyous holiday.”