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Christmas Holiday Fire Safety Tips

The most joyous of times can also be deadly. Take the Christmas season. Christmas trees are involved in approximately 400 fires annually, according to the National Fire Protection Association, typically resulting in more than a dozen deaths, dozens of injuries and more than $10 million in property loss and damage. Short-circuiting tree lights are cited as the leading cause.

The State Fire Marshal's Office offers these safety tips for choosing and preparing Christmas trees for decoration that will minimize the risk of fire and injuries.

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  • Christmas Tree Fire Safety Tips: Choosing a Tree
    in PDF format.
  • Christmas Tree Fire Safety Tips: Setting Up and Decorating Your Tree
    in PDF format.
  • Christmas Tree Fire Safety Tips: Safe End to the Holiday Season
    in PDF format.

The State Fire Marshal's Office offers these safety tips for choosing and preparing Christmas lights for decoration that will minimize the risk of fire and injuries.

  • Christmas Fire Safety Tips: Decorating Safely with Outdoor Lights
    in PDF format.
  • Christmas Fire Safety Tips: Inspecting Holiday Light Sets
    in PDF format.
  • Avoid Holiday Fire Disasters Through Safe Candle Use
    in PDF format.
  • Have a Warm and Safe Holiday Season
    in PDF format.
  • Christmas Tree Fire: A Dry Tree Can Bring a Living Room To Flashover in 45 Seconds
    A short video.
  • La PrevenciĆ³n De Incendios En Las Celebraciones de Navidad (Holiday Fire Safety Tips in Spanish)
    in PDF format.


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Last updated: 09/06/2014

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