Keep Your Holidays From Going Up in Flames!

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. According to the Chesterfield County Fire Fighters Association (CCFFA), 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 more. [Read the rest of this article...]

Holiday Safety Tip Sheets

Print these reproducible safety tip sheets to distribute at community events.

Gift Tags

Give the gift of fire safety with these colorful gift tags (PDF, 744). Duplicate the tags and distribute to residents to use with their gift-giving.

Safety Videos

A demonstration showing how flammable a dry Christmas tree can be as opposed to a tree watered regularly. This test was conducted by NFPA and Underwriters Laboratories.

NFPA's Amy Lebeau offers tips to keep your Christmas tree fire-safe this year.

NFPA's Lorraine Carli has a few safety tips to consider before you decorate your home for the holidays.

Keep family and guests safe during the holiday party season by following these simple tips.