Inspect your fairy lights….

Tis the holiday season, besides presents, social gatherings, time with friends and family, too much food – it is also the season of many dangerous hazards.

First and foremost during the holiday season is the danger of fire. Here are 9 ways to minimize the holiday dangers and prevent a fire tragedy.

Visit the National Fire Protection Association website for safety tips and videos on protecting your home and family this holiday season.

Winter holiday fire facts
  • Electrical distribution or lighting equipment was involved in more than two of every five (44%) home Christmas tree fires.
  • Two of every five (39%) home Christmas tree fires started in the living room. Five percent were chimney or flue fires. One-fifth (21%) of the decoration fires started in the kitchen. Sixteen percent started in the living room, family room or den.
  • Almost three of every five (57%) December home decoration fires were started by candles, compared to one-third (32%) in January to November.

There are other dangers to be aware of during the holidays.

The holidays provide many dangers to our furry friends. Who hasn’t found their cat climbing up the Christmas tree? Or their dog trying to knock down the shiny objects grabbing their attention? Then there is the danger of poisonous plants. The ASPCA gives us a list of tips to protect our pets.

What about our health and the dangers to our body during the holiday season. Here are 18 of the most common health hazards that occur over the holiday season, and how to avoid them.

It is helpful to be cognizant about the dangers that can occur during the holidays and to have a safe and healthy season. Be danger free, relax, and enjoy this special time of year.



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