The holidays are a time to enjoy our favorite traditions, celebrate around the table, and make new memories with friends and family. To ensure that the festivities are both happy and safe, here are some useful holiday season fire safety tips from the City of Houma Fire Department.
Christmas trees are a part of the traditional holiday celebration. If not handled properly, they can cause an extremely dangerous fire threat. A dried-out tree can catch fire and burn a living room in just seconds. Christmas trees account for 200 fires annually. One in every 22 reported home Christmas tree fires resulted in death. These statistics include both real and artificial trees.
Parades can be fun, but there are also many hazards along the parade routes. Keep safety in mind while enjoying the festivities.