Electrical safety concerns when powering your holiday decorations and installations #FireCodeFridays

Blog Post created by kristinbigda Employee on Dec 15, 2017

In my recent NFPA Live I discussed seasonal fire safety requirements in NFPA 1, Fire Code, that fire inspectors face during the winter months. I provided an overview of the requirements necessary to enforce special outdoor events, Christmas trees, heating appliances, fire hydrant clearance, and basic electrical safety.


Some of the basic electrical safety tips covered in NFPA 1 address the use of powerstrips, multi-plug adapters, and extension cords. When powering your holiday decorations and other temporary installations it's important to use best practices. I discuss some of those in the video clip that I'm sharing here. I hope you find some value in it!


Kristin Bigda is a Principal Engineer at NFPA, and the Staff Liaison for NFPA 1. NFPA Live is an interactive video series in which members of NFPA staff address some of the most frequent topics they receive through the Member's Only Technical Question service. If you are currently an NFPA Member you can view the entire video by following this link. If you're not currently a member, join today!


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