Holiday Safety Tips

  • Nearly 130,000 fires will be reported in December alone, claiming over 400 lives and causing more than 1,600 injuries.
  • An estimated 76% of Americans decorate their homes during the holiday season.
  • Almost 25% of all Christmas tree fires are started because the tree was placed too close to a heat source.
  • On average, more than 200 fire-related fatalities and injuries occur on December 31 and January 1 alone.
  • The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates that hospital emergency rooms treat about 12,500 people every year for injuries such as falls, cuts, and shocks related to holiday lights, decorations, and Christmas trees.