Happy holidays are dependent on safe holidays
The holiday season is one of joy and laughter, as well as good times spent with family and friends. It’s also a season that requires extra attention to safety. Holiday decorations, more people in the house and more cooking in the kitchen increase the chance for accidents, so here are a few words to the wise to help keep you and yours safe.
- If you have a live tree, make sure to water it regularly. Dry trees can more easily catch fire.
- Let adults hang breakable ornaments near the top of the tree while children decorate the lower part with nonbreakable ornaments.
- Consider using battery-operated candles.
- Don’t overload electrical outlets.
- Make sure cords are in good shape. Don’t run them under rugs or near heat sources or place them in too-tight spaces.
- Got something on the stove? Don’t leave it unattended.
And if you’re planning a road trip over the holidays, keep these suggestions in mind.
- Make sure your vehicle is in good shape and ready to go.
- If you’re leaving in the morning, make sure to get a good night’s sleep.
- Stay off the cellphone … no distracted driving.
- Seat belts, seat belts, seat belts.
Stay safe and have a great holiday season!