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Christmas Fire Safety

Here are some general guidelines on fire safety and awareness this Christmas.

Christmas Trees

  • Something on freshly cut trees drying out and keep away from open fires.
  • Check your Christmas tree lights conform to a recognised standard e.g. BE, EC. Check for any damaged or
    frayed wiring and if damaged, discard.
  • Never place candles near your Christmas tree or furnishings. Don't leave them burning unattended
  • Never overload electrical sockets. Take special care with Christmas lights.

Decorations

  • Decorations can burn easily - Don't attach them to lights or heaters

General

  • Make sure your family and guests staying for the festive period know what to do in an emergency. Make a
    fire escape plan.
  • Most fires start in the kitchen - never leave a cooker unattended.
  • Celebrate Christmas and New Year safely. The risk of accidents, especially in the kitchen, is greater after
    alcohol is consumed.
  • Make sure you have a working smoke alarm. Check the batteries and use Christmas as a reminder to clean it
    and remove dust.
  • Make sure candles and cigarettes are completely extinguished before going to bed. Keep matches and
    lighters away from children.
  • Take a second to check on elderly relatives and neighbours this Christmas - make sure they are fire safe.
Thursday, 17 December, 2015 - 14:45 to Monday, 4 January, 2016 - 14:45
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