Fire Prevention Day 5
Today's focus is on holiday decorations in your home.
From 2013 to 2017, approximately 160 fires in homes started each year from Christmas trees. These fires caused approximately three deaths, 15 injuries, and $10 million in property damages.
About three-quarters of fires from Christmas trees occurred in December or January.
- Inspect any holiday lights before you put them out. Check for frayed or pinched wires, if you find any throw that strand away.
- Make sure to unplug the lights on your tree before you leave your home, or go to bed.
- Keep your tree at least three feet away from any heat sources, including but not limited to; fireplaces, radiators, space heaters, candles, and heating vents.
- Make sure to water your Christmas tree everyday.
Color this strand of lights for whatever holiday you'd like. Share a picture in the comments below of your work. If you can't print the picture draw and color some lights of your own!
Today's statistics from: https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/Fire-causes-and-risks/Seasonal-fire-causes/Winter-holidays/Holiday-fires-by-the-numbers#:~:text=On%20average%2C%20one%20of%20every,135%20total%20reported%20home%20fires.&text=In%20one%2Dquarter%20(25%25),too%20close%20to%20the%20tree.
Today's tips from: https://www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/outreach/media/pictographs/holiday.html
Today's activity from: https://coloring-pages-printable.com/christmas-coloring-pages/