Holiday-Decorating-Safety

 

 

For a safe holiday season, follow these Decorating Safety Tips, brought to you by the National Safety Council.

  1. Never use lighted candles near trees or boughs
  2. Keep poisonous plants out of reach of children & pets
  3. Keep trees away from fireplaces, radiators, and other heat sources
  4. Make sure your tree has a stable platform
  5. Choose an artificial tree that is labeled fire resistant
  6. If using a natural tree, make sure it is well watered
  7. Check holiday lights for fraying, bare spots, gaps in the insulation or excessive kinking in the wire
  8. Turn off all tree lights and decorations when not in use
  9. When putting up decorations, use a step stool or ladder to reach high places
  10. Designate a sober driver
  11. When preparing a meal, wash hands, utensils, sink and anything else that touches raw meat
  12. Reheat leftovers to at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit

Happy Holidays from all of us at Deland, Gibson!