Holiday Decorating Safety Tips

As you play holiday music to decorate for the season, remember to follow safety measures to ensure homes and loved ones are safe from the threat of fire.

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During the holiday season, an average of 40 home fires per day are caused by children playing. And candle fires are four times as likely to occur. That’s why these seven fire safety tips are so important to remember as you string up lights and gather with family and friends.

This past October, the American Red Cross and its partners launched an initiative that aims to reduce deaths and injuries caused by home fires by 25 percent in five years with the Home Fire Preparedness Campaign. Learn more about the Home Fire Preparedness Campaign.

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