As the holiday season approaches, it's important to remember to practice Christmas safety to prevent any mishaps or disasters. Every year, about 18,000 Americans go to the Emergency Room for Christmas decoration-related injuries. According to the NFPA, there are approximately 200 fires started by Christmas trees each year, and 1 in every 50 results in death. To keep your tree looking its best and to prevent any potential accidents, make sure to water it regularly to keep it hydrated. A hydrated tree is less likely to catch fire than a dry one. Avoid placing the tree near any heat sources, such as fireplaces or radiators, as this can cause the tree to dry out and become a fire hazard. You should also make sure to turn off the lights on your tree before leaving the house or going to bed, as this can also help prevent fires.
Unfortunately, Christmas disasters do happen, and it's important to be prepared. ProPac is here to help provide you with helpful information and preparedness products. By taking these simple precautions, you can enjoy a safe and happy holiday season with your loved ones.