December - Holiday Fire Safety

December is Holiday Fire Safety Month.  The CCSA has put together some fire safety awareness resources to help you stay safe during this busy and joyful month (as well as every other month)! Being aware of some of the highest hazards around the holidays and how to control them and prevent injuries, or worse, is important to all of us and isn’t that hard to do!

CCSA Holiday Fire Safety Resources:

CCSA will be highlighting a different fire safety message each week in December (click on the image to view and download):

Week 1: Smoke Alarm Safety
This holiday season check all smoke alarms,
To make sure your loved ones come to no harm!

Week 2: Holiday Decorating Safety
The holiday season brings sparkle and light,
Just make sure you don’t end up with a fire to fight!

Week 3: Fire Escape Planning
This holiday season know your fire escape plan.
Fire can come quickly you must understand!

Week 4: General Holiday Fire Safety
Happy holidays to all of you and your folks,
May any fires that you have be ones that YOU stoke!

CCSA Holiday Fire Safety Prevention Tip Sheet

Holiday Fire Safety Crossword

Holiday Fire Safety Crossword (key)

Holiday Fire Safety Videos:

A live Christmas tree burn conducted by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) shows just how quickly a dried out Christmas tree fire burns, with flashover occurring in less than one minute, as compared to a well-watered tree, which burns at a much slower rate.

The National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) lovable Dan Doofus shows you how to have a fire-safe holiday with a few simple safety tips.

Create a beautifully decorated room for the holidays and keep it fire safe. NFPA’s winter holidays tips give you the guidance you need to create the holiday atmosphere you love, and the security of knowing you’re keeping yourself and your family and friends safer from fire.

More Holiday Fire Safety Resources:

Alberta Health Services: Fire Marshall Manual

Office of the Fire Commissioner: Winter Fire Safety campaign

National Fire Protection Association: Winter Holiday Safety

National Fire Protection Association: How to make a home fire escape plan

Fire Prevention Canada

Canada Safety Coucil: Home Fire Safety Tips for the Holidays