Beltsville Volunteer Fire Department
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CHRISTMAS TREE SAFETY
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By EMS Lieutenant Chris Scheer
December 2, 2018

'Tis the season, so

PLEASE WATER YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE
SO WE DON'T HAVE TO

(Please Watch the Video Below)

Facts about home holiday fires

One of every four home Christmas tree fires is caused by electrical problems.
Although Christmas tree fires are not common, when they do occur, they are more likely to be serious.
On average, one of every 32 reported home Christmas tree fires results in a death compared to an average
of one death per 143 total reported home fires.
A heat source too close to the tree causes one in every four Christmas tree fires.
The top three days for home candle fires are Christmas, New Year’s Day, and Christmas Eve.
Candles start two out of five home decoration structure fires.

Source: National Fire Protection Association

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