Lisa Braxton

Let’s dispose of those Christmas trees in the name of safety

Blog Post created by Lisa Braxton Employee on Jan 6, 2014

 

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Such pleasure do you bring me!


 

The lyrics to this holiday classic, based on a German folk song, are so true. !http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef019b0454c07f970d-120wi|src=http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef019b0454c07f970d-120wi|alt=Tree on the Roof|style=margin: 0px 0px 5px 5px;|title=Tree on the Roof|class=asset asset-image at-xid-6a00d8351b9f3453ef019b0454c07f970d!My Frasier Fir did bring me pleasure this holiday season.  It was a delight to roam the tree farm until I found it, have it strapped to the hood of the car for the ride home, and adorn it with keepsake ornaments and blinking lights.  I purchased a satin tree skirt with tassels in acknowledgment of its grandeur. The tree filled our home with its lovely aroma and spread good cheer merely by its presence.


 

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Get rid of the tree after Christmas or when it is dry.


Dried-out trees are a fire danger and should not be left in the home or garage, or placed outside against the home.


Check with your local community to find a recycling program.


Bring outdoor electrical lights inside after the holidays to prevent hazards and make them last longer.


 

Additional winter season fire safety tips are included in the “Put a Freeze on Winter Fires” campaign by NFPA and the United States Fire Administration. In addition, NFPA’s general safety information helps us practice fire safety all year long.


 

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