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Fire underscores importance of safety while celebrating the holidays

Blog Post created by lisabraxton Employee on Dec 22, 2015

 

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“The holidays are a festive and wonderful time of year where we come together to celebrate,” Groveland Fire Chief Robert Lay is quoted as saying in the Georgetown Record . “This means using properly rated electrical wires and outlets and using best safety practices when putting together annual big holiday meals.”


Firefighters responded after a passing motorist noticed a fire burning in the bushes of a home. The passerby ran up to the house and unplugged the Christmas decorations, and the fire was quickly put out with no damage to the home.


 

NFPA’s Project Holiday offers a wealth of safety information to ensure that the holiday season is a safe one, including the Winter Holiday safety tips sheet and the Christmas Tree tips sheet.


 

Smoke Alarm Central is a complete source for smoke alarm information.


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