Holidays

9 Ways to Minimize Holiday Fire Risks

9 Ways to Minimize Holiday Fire Risks

The winter holidays are beloved for the warmth and light they bring to a cold, dark season. But this wondrous time of year isn’t free from danger. According to the American Red Cross, almost 47,000 fires occur during the winter holidays, taking over 500 lives, injuring thousands of people, and resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars in property damage. Fortunately, many holiday fire risks can be minimized with a little care and planning. Here’s how to avoid some common causes of holiday fires.

Winter Holiday Fire Safety

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.

Let’s Talk Turkey: 5 Ways Your Thanksgiving Could Go Very, Very Badly

Let’s Talk Turkey: 5 Ways Your Thanksgiving Could Go Very, Very Badly

Burning food is one of the most common causes of house fires.

It’s that time of year again. Time for turkey and all the trimmings on Thanksgiving, and all sorts of delicious culinary concoctions for holiday parties and celebrations.

But it’s also the most dangerous time of year for kitchen fires. Still, with a little careful planning you'll be able to serve those holiday dishes you love and still keep your family safe.