Now that the turkey naps are over and we’ve recovered from some of the gift shopping, it’s time to settle into the comforts of Christmas with music, baking, and decorating. With everyone diving into the ornaments, stockings, and lights, we need to remember some important safety tips to keep the holidays happy and prevent house fires.
Some people enjoy natural trees in the home while others enjoy the ease of keeping and storing an artificial tree. Here are some guidelines for each:
In addition to properly caring for Christmas trees and keeping them fire free, there are some other important things to keep in mind this season:
While these tips should help you have a safe and Merry Christmas, remember to reach out to the American Red Cross NW Florida Chapter to find community classes, emergency plans, or to request a smoke alarm installation. Complete DKI is an official partner of the American Red Cross, serving Northwest Florida together (counties – Bay, Calhoun, Escambia, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Walton, and Washington). We’re here to help you have safe, happy holidays!
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