Winter holiday fire safety

It's December which means it's time to think about Winter Holiday Fire Safety. From the Office of the Fire Commissioner, here are ten fire safety tips to help you and your family enjoy a safe and happy holiday this year.

  1. Check your smoke alarm this holiday season
  2.  Don’t leave candles unattended
  3. Keep your Christmas tree well watered
  4. Check all lights before decorating
  5. Always stay in the kitchen while cooking
  6. Use extension cords wisely.
  7. Keep matches and lighters out of sight and in places your kids can’t reach
  8. Give space heaters space
  9. Stub your cigarettes out completely and dispose of them safely
  10. Have a home fire escape plan

Visit http://www.ofc.alberta.ca/ofc-winter-fire-safety to learn more and to download some great resources to keep you and your loved ones safe this holiday season!