NOVEMBER: Safe Holidays

The holidays are a time for gathering with friends and family around the fireplace, sharing meals, and decorating homes. Make sure the memories you create are good ones by following these safety tips.

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  • Get your chimney cleaned regularly.
  • Use candles with extreme caution, or better yet switch to electronic candles.
  • Home cooking fires are common over the holidays. Be especially careful with fryers.
  • Install smoke alarms in every sleeping room and on every level of the home.
  • Heavy snow can damage gas lines and vents. Be sure to dig them out.


Review your home fire escape plan on a regular basis. Don’t have a plan? Create one using this printable template:

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