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Holiday Fire Safety Tips



Decorating homes and businesses is a long-standing tradition but unfortunately these decorations may increase your chances of fire.  Based on information from the National Fire Protection Association and the U.S. Fire Administration an estimated 240 home fires involving Christmas trees and another 150 home fires involving holiday lights occur each year.  Together these fires resulted in 21 deaths and $25.2 million in property damage.  Following are a few safety tips to help ensure that you have a fire safe holiday season.

Christmas Tree Fire Hazards

Holiday Lights

Holiday Decorations

Candle Care

Finally, as in every season, have working smoke alarms installed on every level of your home, test them monthly and keep them clean and equipped with fresh batteries at all time.  And remember to practice your home escape plan.


Have a happy safe holiday season!

Courtesy of the Board of Directors, staff and firefighters of the Berthoud Fire Protection District