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Celebrate Safely this Holiday Season
Entertaining and celebrating with family and friends is what the
holiday season is all about.
This year, take some time to learn about potential fire hazards
related to cooking, candles, decorations, electrical cords, and heating
Keep your holiday parties safe with these U.S. Fire
Administration (USFA) tips:
Test your smoke alarms and tell your guests about your home fire
Keep children and pets away from lit candles.
Keep matches and lighters up high in a locked cabinet.
Stay in the kitchen when cooking at high temperatures like frying,
grilling or broiling.
Ask people who smoke to smoke outside. Remind smokers to keep
their smoking materials with them, so young children do not touch them.
Keep doorways and exit paths clear of furniture and decorations.
Find more holiday and fire safety information on the USFA Holiday Safety page.