Holiday Safety 

Each year, hospital emergency rooms treat about 10,800 people for injuries, such as falls, cuts and shocks, related to holiday lights, decorations and Christmas trees. In addition, there are 11,000 candle-related fires each year, resulting in 150 deaths and 1,200 injuries annually. Christmas trees are involved in about 400 fires annually, resulting in 20 deaths, 70 injuries and an average of more than $15 million in property loss and damage.


Burning candles should never be left unattended. Keep all candles, matches and lighters away from children.

Trees:
 

Lights:

 For added electric shock protection, plug outdoor electric lights and decorations into circuits             protected by ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs). Portable outdoor GFCIs can be purchased             where electrical supplies are sold. GFCIs can be installed permanently to household circuits by a             qualified electrician.

Decorations:

 

                   

Holbrook Fire Department would like to Wish Everyone a Safe and Happy Holiday Season.

 

Information gathered from The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.