Twelve Days of Safety
- Test your smoke alarms and tell guests about your home fire escape plan.
- Before plugging in those lights that have been sitting for the past year, inspect all lights, decorations and extension cords for any possible damage.
- Do not overburden outlets. Avoid the use of cube taps, and make sure you use heavy duty power strips with built in circuit breakers to be safe.
- Keep cords nestled against walls to avoid trips and falls.
- Keep hooks, ornaments, and small items out of reach of children.
- Make sure your Christmas tree stand is full of water. Dry trees pose a fire hazard.
- Blow out all candles before leaving the room or house. Unsupervised candles are a fire hazard.
- Space heaters keep you nice and warm, but make sure they stay at least 3 feet away from things that can burn.
- Consider installing tamper resistant outlets to prevent children from inserting object into the slots.
- Review the escape plan for your family in case of an emergency.
- Keep children at least 3 feet away from stoves, ovens and cooking areas.
- Stay in the kitchen when something is cooking, and supervise the stove and children at all times.