Press Release

Christmas Safety

Candle and Home Safety

Remember these important safety points when using candles;

  • Place candles in sturdy, non-combustible containers.
  • Keep candles well away from decorations and other combustible materials.
  • Check candles frequently to make sure they have not burned down too far.
  • Don’t leave children unattended in a room with lit candles.
  • Don’t display candles in windows or near exits in case you need to use these to escape.
  • NEVER use lit candles to decorate Christmas trees.

Exercise good home safety practices;

  • Do not overload electrical systems with Christmas lighting.
  • Do not burn gift wrapping in fireplaces or wood stoves.
  • When cooking, keep handles of pots and pans turned inward so they will not be pulled or knocked off the stove.
  • Store combustible materials away from heat sources.
  • Recycle Christmas trees.  Never burn them in fireplaces or wood stoves

Happy Holidays!