How to Prevent Holiday Fires – The Do’s and Don’ts for Family Fire Safety

The holiday season is a time to eat the best foods and spend time with your loved ones. It’s not a time to ignore fire safety and risk everything to fire damage. According to the National Fire Protection Association, fire damage is commonplace and widespread. Their research indicates that 57% of home fires in December are the result of candles. Holiday trees account for an astounding 44% of house fires.

Prevent a holiday fire this season with expert tips from your local Restoration 1

Holiday Fire Safety for Families

From Thanksgiving through New Years, you’re supposed to focus on friends and family. Unfortunately, this is also the time when fire damage is most prevalent. 

According to the National Fire Protection Association, fire damage is commonplace and widespread. Their research indicates that 57% of home fires in December are the result of candles. Holiday trees account for an astounding 44% of house fires.

  • An estimated 780 house fires per year begin because of holiday decorations and lighting.
  • Heating is the second leading cause of house fires in the country, especially during December, January and February.
  • December is the leading month for home candle fires.

We’ve compiled many useful fire safety tips for families who want a safe holiday this year.

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For more information on how you and your family can stay safe during the holidays, take a moment to download our guide “The Recipe for a Safe Family Holiday — The Do’s and Don’ts for Fire Prevention”.

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We’re here to help you enjoy the holidays to their fullest —- free of fire damage. When you need us, your local Restoration 1 is here for 24/7 fire damage restoration.