Christmas Tree Safety Tips

by Cher’ Brown, Administrative Coordinator

The first week of December has come and gone.  Perhaps you have a real tree for the Christmas season.  Fire Prevention is crucial when having a real or artificial Christmas tree.  Check out these safety tips for Christmas trees:

  • When choosing a real tree make sure it is freshly cut with flexible needles that don’t break.
  • Artificial trees should be labeled as fire-retardant.
  • Place your tree away from heat sources like fireplaces, candles, heat vents, and radiators.
  • Keep the base filled with water to avoid the real tree from drying out.
  • Turn the lights on the tree off when you go to bed or leaving home.
  • Don’t use any damaged or frayed cords.
  • Use lights rated for indoor use such as LED lights.


Photo by Birdies100