Holiday Fire Safety


  • When choosing a costume stay away from long trailing fabric or bulky costumes that could catch on fire
  • Choose a costume that is flame retardant
  • Keep all decorations, especially items like crepe paper or cornstalks, away from open flames, light bulbs, and heaters
  • Keep exits clear of decorations in order not to block possible escape routes
  • Use caution when using a candle for jack-o-lanterns, or opt for a battery-operated candle
  • When lighting jack-o-lanterns use a utility lighter or a longer style of matches
  • If using lit candles in jack-o-lanterns, be sure to watch children around them, and place them far enough away from anything that could potentially burn in case they tip over