NFPA provides a wealth of safety information to help ensure the holiday season is a safe one.
Winter holiday fires by the numbers
Carefully decorating your home can help make your holidays safer. Between 2009-2013, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 210 home fires that started with Christmas trees per year. U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated average of 860 home structure fires per year that began with decorations, excluding Christmas trees.
In the throes of holiday shopping and decorating? Check out the 9 Ways You’re a Holiday Decorating Disaster.
In 2013, the three leading dates for home structure fires caused by cooking were: Thanksgiving, Christmas day and Christmas Eve.That's why it's important to know what you can do to help keep your friends and family safe while entertaining for the holidays. Also, read NFPA's latest blog post on Martha Stewart's website - 8 Simple Fire Safety Tips We all Need to Follow This Holiday Season.
For kids and families
The holidays are a time for families and friends to gather. Whether you are looking for coloring pages, activity sheets or e-cards, we have what you need to keep you fire-safe this holiday season.
For the fire service
If you’re a member of the fire service, NFPA provides templates, talking points and other great resources to help you build a comprehensive holiday safety campaign for your community.
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With the start of fire prevention week, we are educating children on being the "fire marshal" of their home. Firefighters spoke to 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade classes at Leeds Elementary School today, on the importance of fire safety in their home. The children were encouraged to follow the below steps to be the fire marshal of their home. We would like the parents to help their children review these steps - you are an essential part of helping your children understand fire safety within your home.
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