Holiday Decorating Safety Tips

As the nation gears up to decorate their homes for the holiday season, the Guilford Fire Department wants residents to be aware of decorating dangers and provides tips for a safe holiday. Holiday decorating-related injuries: 14,700 holiday decorating related ER-treated injuries. That’s an average of about 240 injuries per day during the holiday season of November and December! The most frequent holiday decorating incidents involved falls (41%), lacerations (10%) and back strains (5%). 3 deaths involving ladder falls. Decoration Safety Be careful with holiday decorations. Choose decorations that are flame resistant or flame retardant. • Keep lit candles away from decorations and other things

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