Amy Lebeau

Project Holiday, your online toolkit for holiday fire safety

Blog Post created by Amy Lebeau Employee on Dec 7, 2012

 

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For most of us, the holiday season represents a time for family festivities and good cheer. What few of us consider is that the holiday season is a time when there is an increased risk of home fires.  Many households engage in holiday activities that serve as some of the leading causes of U.S. home fires, including cooking. Christmas trees, candle usage and holiday decorations also significantly contribute to the seasonal causes of home fires. Add to that the hectic nature of the holidays, when people are trying to accomplish multiple tasks at one time, and the chance for home fires grows even further.


[NFPA's Project Holiday | http://www.nfpa.org/itemDetail.asp?categoryID=1932&itemID=45505&URL=Safety%20Information/For%20consumers/Winter%20holiday%20safety] campaign is a comprehensive online toolkit that has everything from fill-in press releases, talking points for the media, tip sheets, reports and more. You can access informational videos and take our holiday quiz, too. Let us know about the holiday campaigns you do in your community. 


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