When it comes to the holidays, there’s nothing like the warmth, simple beauty and coziness of lit candles and a glowing fireplace.
However, as beautiful and enticing the flames of the holidays may be, we at Security Specialists urge you to use caution as the holiday season is one of the most dangerous times of the year for household fires.
In fact, residential fires during the holiday season are more frequent, more costly, and more deadly than at any other time of the year. The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) reports more than double the number of open-flame fires on Christmas Day than on an average day, and about twice as many on New Year’s Day. And when those fires occur, they do more damage: Property loss during a holiday fire is 34% greater than in an average fire, and the number of fatalities per thousand fires is nearly 70% higher. When the source of the fire is a highly flammable Christmas tree, the toll in property and lives is even greater.
To keep your household from becoming a holiday fire statistic, here are some safety tips to follow:
All of Us at Security Specialists Wish You and Yours a Happy and Safe Holiday Season!