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7 Fire Safety Tips for Holiday Decorating and Entertaining

  • Fire Safety Tips for Holiday Decorating and Entertaining
  • Fire Safety Tips for Holiday Decorating and Entertaining
  • Fire Safety Tips for Holiday Decorating and Entertaining
  • Fire Safety Tips for Holiday Decorating and Entertaining
  • Fire Safety Tips for Holiday Decorating and Entertaining
  • Fire Safety Tips for Holiday Decorating and Entertaining
  • Fire Safety Tips for Holiday Decorating and Entertaining
Prevent home fires.

As you play holiday music to decorate for the season, remember to follow safety measures to ensure homes and loved ones are safe from the threat of fire.

During the holiday season, an average of 40 home fires per day are caused by children playing. And candle fires are four times as likely to occur. That’s why these seven fire safety tips are so important to remember as you string up lights and gather with family and friends.

This past October, the American Red Cross and its partners launched an initiative that aims to reduce deaths and injuries caused by home fires by 25 percent in five years with the Home Fire Preparedness Campaign. Learn more about the Home Fire Preparedness Campaign.

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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