It is of course the holiday season. Having formerly worked for the Pierce County Fire Prevention Bureau I want to give everyone some holiday safety tips. According to the USFA over 40 people die every year from holiday related fires. More than 1,650 are injured and over $990 million in damages occur.
1. First off WATER YOUR TREE! This video as been circulating for years but is well worth a watch:
2. Keep and eye on your open flames or candles!
3. Use indoor lights INDOORS and outdoors lights OUTDOORS. Use indoor extension cords INDOORS and outdoor extension cords OUTDOORS.
4. Do not overload electrical outlets.