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Christmas Tree Safety: How will you treat your tree?

12/13/2016 (Permalink)

General Christmas Tree Safety: How will you treat your tree? Pine needles

Although Christmas tree fires are not common, when they do occur, they are more likely to be serious.

Following these safety tips may prevent a hazardous situation.

  • Choose a tree with fresh, green needles.
  • Before placing the tree in the stand, cut 2" from the base of the trunk.
  • Make sure the tree is at least 3 ft away from any heat source.
  • Make sure the tree isn’t blocking an exit.
  • Add water to the tree stand daily.
  • Use the right lights. Some lights are only for indoor or outdoor use.
  • Replace any string of lights with worn or broken cords or loose bulb connections.
  • Never use lit candles to decorate the tree.
  • Always turn off Christmas tree lights before leaving home or going to bed.
  • Get rid of the tree after the Holidays. Dried-out trees are a fire danger and should not be left in the home or garage, or placed outside against the home. Check with your local community to find a recycling program.

 

*Source: nfpa.org

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