Stay safe for the holidays

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Many are already decking their halls in anticipation for a merry Christmas. Here are a few things to keep in mind to keep your holiday safe.  

Water your natural Christmas tree daily. A dry tree is an unsafe one.  

Keep your Christmas tree away from heat sources.  

Be careful with holiday decorations. Choose decorations that are flame resistant or flame retardant.  

Some lights are only for indoor or outdoor use, but not both.  

Replace any string of lights with worn or broken cords or loose bulb connections.

Read manufacturer’s instructions for number of light strands to connect.  

Use clips, not nails, to hang lights so the cords do not get damaged.  

Keep decorations away from windows and doors.  

Turn off all light strings and decorations before leaving home or going to bed.  

Keep children and pets away from lit candles.  

Test your smoke alarms and tell guests about your home fire escape plan.