Health Tip: Practice Fire Safety During the Holidays

Causes of Fatigue Slideshow Pictures

(HealthDay News) -- With candles, dry trees and wreaths scattered throughout the home, the holidays pose an increased risk of fire.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission offers this advice for a safer holiday season:

  • Make sure children can't reach candles, matches or lighters.
  • Don't smoke near any flammable decorations, don't burn evergreen branches in the fireplace and don't light candles near evergreen trees.
  • Practice an emergency fire plan for your home, making sure every member of the family knows the plan.
  • Avoid loosely-fitting clothing (especially sleeves) around candles, fireplaces and other fire sources.
  • Watch for any potential fire hazards, and move to reduce risk.

-- Diana Kohnle

MedicalNews
Copyright © 2013 HealthDay. All rights reserved.

Subscribe to MedicineNet's General Health Newsletter

By clicking Submit, I agree to the MedicineNet's Terms & Conditions & Privacy Policy and understand that I may opt out of MedicineNet's subscriptions at any time.

Health Solutions From Our Sponsors