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Dallas New Years Fire Safety Tips!

1/5/2024 (Permalink)

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As we bid farewell to the old year and welcome the new one with open arms, it's essential to ensure that our celebrations are not only joyous but also safe. New Year's festivities often involve fireworks, candles, and other potential fire hazards. In this blog post, we'll explore some crucial fire safety tips to help you ring in the New Year with peace of mind.

  1. Choose Safe Decorations:

Decking your home in festive decorations is part of the New Year's tradition, but it's crucial to prioritize safety. Opt for flame-resistant or flame-retardant decorations, and keep them away from heat sources such as candles and heaters. Avoid using decorations that could easily catch fire, and never block exits with elaborate displays.

  1. Mindful Candle Use:

Candles add a warm and inviting atmosphere to your New Year's celebration, but they can pose a significant fire risk. Consider using flameless LED candles to achieve the same effect without the danger. If you choose traditional candles, keep them in sturdy holders on a flat surface away from flammable materials and never leave them unattended.

  1. Fireworks Safety:

Fireworks are a popular way to welcome the New Year, but they require careful handling. If using consumer fireworks, follow local laws and guidelines. Always have a designated adult responsible for their use, keep a bucket of water nearby, and never attempt to relight malfunctioning fireworks. Attend public fireworks displays whenever possible, as they are conducted by professionals with safety in mind.

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