Holiday Safety Hazards

The holidays  are here!

As you decorate your home the next couple weeks, keep the following things in mind!

  • Christmas Trees are the cause of approximately 240 home fires a year! For a real tree, cut off about 2 inches of the trunk and then put the tree in a sturdy water-holding stand; anchoring it will prevent children or pets from knocking it over. Keep the stand filled with water, and check often to make sure the tree is "drinking" the water. 
  • Most wrapping paper and ribbons are nontoxic, but certain foils and colored gift wraps might contain lead, so it's best not to let babies chew on them.
  • Stay in the kitchen while you're frying, grilling, or broiling food. If you must leave the kitchen for even a short period of time, turn off the stove

Check out more tips here!