Important fire safety tips for this holiday season

holiday-fire-safety-tips3Each year fires occurring during the holiday season cause injuries and damage. To ensure your happy holidays are fire safe you should follow a few extra fire safety precautions.

Candles: Always put candles in candlesticks before you light them. Don’t use lit candles as decorations on your holiday tree or near flammable decorations and curtains. Never leave candles unattended or within the reach of young children. Extinguish all candles when leaving the room or going to sleep.

Holiday trees: Dispose of fresh-cut trees before becoming dry to the extent that needles are falling and the color is fading. Contact your garbage disposal service to learn the details of their holiday tree removal program.

For more safety tips on electricity, cooking and fireplace useview this Holiday Fire Safety guide from the City of Seattle.