Traduction

Fire underscores importance of safety while celebrating the holidays

title

By Lisa Braxton

After firefighters in a Massachusetts town responded to a fire last week blamed on an overloaded and improper extension cord, the chief is urging the community to celebrate safely by using precautions when decorating their homes.

“The holidays are a festive and wonderful time of year where we come together to celebrate,” Groveland Fire Chief Robert Lay is quoted as saying in the Georgetown Record. “This means using properly rated electrical wires and outlets and using best safety practices when putting together annual big holiday meals.”

Firefighters responded after a passing motorist noticed a fire burning in the bushes of a home. The passerby ran up to the house and unplugged the Christmas decorations, and the fire was quickly put out with no damage to the home.

NFPA’s Project Holiday offers a wealth of safety information to ensure that the holiday season is a safe one, including the Winter Holiday safety tips sheet and the Christmas Tree tips sheet.

Smoke Alarm Central is a complete source for smoke alarm information.

Related articles

Arbres de Noël sont un risque potentiel d'incendie; suivre les conseils simples pour avoir en toute sécurité un dans votre maison
Extension cord fire leaves two dead
NFPA decorates Christmas tree for safety

Source:: NFPA – Safety Information


Related Articles

Célébrez les avantages des animaux tout en tenant compte de la sécurité incendie,en

By Lisa Braxton On April 12th, my husband and I celebrated our cat, Savannah’s, second birthday. As we marked the

U.S.. District Court ruling allows continued excellence in development of public health and safety standards

The United States District Court for the District of Columbia (Hon. Tanya S. Chutkan) has issued a ruling that will

Fire department hoists the banner for FPW

By Lisa Braxton Volunteer firefighter Melanie Brown is willing to climb great heights to make sure that everyone who passes