Fire Prevention & Safety Tips

Waupaca Volunteer Fire Department offers Fire Prevention and Safety Tips in these areas:

Smoke Detectors     •    Carbon Monoxide   •   Fire Extinguishers   •   Escape Plan & Drills   

Stop, Drop & Roll   •  Fire Safety   •   Candle Safety   •   Holiday Safety  • Home Heating Tips

Grilling Safety  •  Kitchen Fire Safety  •  Home Hazards Safety Guide   •  Juvenile Fire Setters   • Kids Corner

Christmas tree & decoration fires

Carefully decorating your home can help make your holidays safer. Between 2009-2014, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 210 home fires that started with Christmas trees per year. U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated average of 860home structure fires per year that began with decorations, excluding Christmas trees.

In the throes of holiday shopping and decorating? Check out the 9 Ways You’re a Holiday Decorating Disaster.

Christmas tree disposal
Christmas trees are combustible items that become increasing flammable as they continue to dry out in your home. Nearly 40 percent of home fires that begin with Christmas trees occur in January. Although Christmas tree fires are not common, when they do occur they’re much more likely to be serious.

Holiday cooking

In 2014, the three leading dates for home structure fires caused by cooking were: Thanksgiving, Christmas day and Christmas Eve.That’s why it’s important to know what you can do to help keep your friends and family safe while entertaining for the holidays. Also, read NFPA’s blog post on Martha Stewart’s website – 8 Simple Fire Safety Tips We all Need to Follow This Holiday Season.

For kids and families        SparkyHolidayColoringPage

The holidays are a time for families and friends to gather. Whether you are looking for coloring pages, activity sheets or e-cards, we have what you need to keep you fire-safe this holiday season.

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