Winter Holiday Fire Safety

The holiday season can be an enjoyable time of the year for many people. Festive lights, warm fireplaces, Christmas trees, and seasonal decorations all help to make the holidays special. Unfortunately, these items can also lead to devastating fires, if the proper controls are not in place and followed.

PHLY’s Risk Management Services group offers a useful and potentially life-saving technical bulletin on preventing a holiday fire in homes and businesses. This resource covers:

  • Christmas Tree Fire Safety
  • Lights and Decorations
  • Use of Candles
  • Wood Burning Fireplaces
  • Portable Space Heaters

We strongly encourage you to review and share the referenced bulletin. The threat of fire is legitimate and significant, with 47,000 fires per year taking place during the winter holidays, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Please follow PHLY’s recommended safeguards to help make this season a safe and enjoyable one. 

Via:  Philadelphia Insurance Companies