|Christmas Tree Safety|
|By Ex-Chief Jerry Galu|
|December 16, 2018|
Seconds vs Minutes, Watering your Christmas Tree Reduces the Fire Hazard and buys you time.
Every year in the U.S., fire departments respond to an estimated 210 home fires involving Christmas trees. Even though Christmas tree fires are infrequent, when they occur, they can be dangerous and costly. These fires cause an annual average of 6 deaths, 16 injuries, and $16.2 million in property damage. The good news is that by keeping your Christmas tree watered, you can enjoy the holidays with a beautiful and safer Christmas tree
Christmas Tree Fire Safety Tips
The video suggests that keeping your Christmas tree watered can reduce its fire risk. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) suggests several steps that you can take to reduce the risk of a Christmas tree fire in your home.
Choose a healthy tree with fresh, green needles that do not fall off when touched.
|Hyperlinks:||Christmas Tree Safety Fact Sheet