Embracing the Joyful Time of Year: Holiday Fire Safety Tips
In our practice at Law Eagles, Fire and Smoke law attorneys, We’ve become acutely aware of the fire risks that can accompany our holiday festivities. With heartfelt intent, here are some detailed holiday fire safety tips to help keep your season bright and safe:
Deck the Halls Safely
- Inspect holiday lights each year for frayed wires, bare spots, and excessive kinking before putting them up.
- Use clips, not nails, to hang lights so the cords do not get damaged.
- Keep decorations away from windows and doors that might block an escape in an emergency.
Mindful Merriment with Candles
- Keep candles at least 12 inches away from anything flammable.
- Always use candle holders that are sturdy and won’t tip over easily.
- Consider using battery-operated flameless candles that can look and smell like real candles.
The Heart of the Home: Kitchen Safety
- Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking on the stovetop so you can keep an eye on the food.
- Stay in the home when cooking your turkey, and check on it frequently.
- Keep children away from the stove. The stove will be hot and kids should stay at least 3 feet away.
Legal Wisdom for Lasting Memories
While our profession often addresses the consequences of fire, we strongly advocate for these precautionary steps:
- Ensure that smoke alarms are working by testing them monthly and replacing batteries as necessary.
- Have a fire extinguisher on hand and accessible in case of emergency.
- Make sure your family has a fire escape plan and practices it twice a year.
These steps are more than just legal advice; they are measures we can all take to protect what is most precious to us—our families, our homes, and our memories. Let’s celebrate responsibly, with safety as a silent guest at our holiday gatherings.
Holiday Fire Safety Tips
Wishing you a holiday season filled with joy, laughter, and the comfort of safety.
At The Law Eagles, we are committed to serving the Fire and Smoke victims. If you or a loved one has been affected by fire or smoke, don’t hesitate to contact us for legal assistance. Together, we can build a safer and more informed community.