Today's message is about Holiday Safety. Costumes, holiday cooking, flickering lights and winter greens are hallmarks of the holiday season. Fire risks can quickly turn this festive time of year into a devastating one. Be fire wise while preparing for your family gathering.
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Home fires occur more in winter than in any other season. As you stay cozy and warm this winter season, be fire smart!
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.
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a gas. It has no odor. CO gas is poisonous. It can make a person feel sick and can be deadly. In the home, heating and cooking devices that burn fuel can be sources of carbon monoxide.
Every household should have an emergency contact list, neatly written out or printed and stowed away somewhere central. This way, if a disaster strikes, family members can easily refer to it and contact others if needed. Let your children know where they can ﬁnd this list and how to use it in the event that they need to.
Halloween is a fun, and spooky, time of year for kids. Make trick-or-treating safe for your little monsters with a few easy safety tips.
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NFPA joins CPSC to demonstrate the fire dangers of turkey fryers in this live burn. NFPA strongly discourages the use of turkey fryers.