Wrapping Up The Holidays, Preventing Winter Electrical Fires

Nearly half of home fires occur during the months of December, January, and February. Keep your home and family safe after the holidays with these post-holiday year-end tips.

25% of holiday fires are caused by dectorations
Never leave holiday decorations on while sleeping or away from home
210 home fires a year are caused by Christmas trees
Fires caused by Christmas trees are usually deadlier than other fires
Inspect and dispose of any damaged decorations
Decorations are temporary, remove them after the holidays
Separate and label indoor and outdoor dectorations
Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupters can prevent 50% of home electrical fires
Store decorations in a dry location that is safely out of reach of children and pets