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Monday, September 22, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘holiday’

Holiday Fire Safety Tips

Holiday Fire Safety Tips

  HOLIDAY FIRE SAFETY TIPS… Each year fires occurring during the holiday season claim the lives of over 400 people, injure 1650 more, and cause over $990 million in damage.   Christmas Tree Fire Hazards Select freshly cut trees, the trunk should be sticky to the touch, the needles should be green and hard to pull back from the branches. Do not place your tree close to a heat source, including a fireplace or heat vent.  Keep the tree stand filled with water at all ... Full Story

How can we keep our pets safe during the holidays?

How can we keep our pets safe during the holidays?

  Veterinarian reveals hidden dangers to avoid to prevent potentially disastrous pet problems   As the pages of the calendar flip and we move closer to the holiday season, pet owners should be aware of common – but hidden – dangers to their pets as we transform our homes for the celebrations to come. “The holidays are supposed to be a time of joy for our families, but in preparing for the season, many pet owners run the risk of exposing their pets to household dangers ... Full Story

Holiday Safety Tips from Berthoud Fire: Tree Safety

Holiday Safety Tips from Berthoud Fire: Tree Safety

Decorating homes and businesses is a long-standing tradition around the holiday season. Unfortunately, these same decorations may increase your chances of fire. Based on data from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), an estimated 250 home fires involving Christmas trees and another 170 home fires involving holiday lights and other decorative lighting occur each year. Together, these fires resulted in 21 deaths and 43 ... Full Story

Is It Illegal to Celebrate Christmas in the Schools?

Is It Illegal to Celebrate Christmas in the Schools?

By John W. Whitehead December 6, 2010 "I think there's something wrong with me. I just don't understand Christmas. I like getting presents, sending cards, decorating trees and all that. But instead of feeling happy, I feel sort of let down."--Charlie Brown, A Charlie Brown Christmas, 1965 When I was a child in the 1950s, my parents didn't have much money to spend at Christmastime. I remember one Christmas when I wanted a cowboy gun and holster from Santa Claus. I got the toy pistol, but ... Full Story

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