Holiday Safety Tips

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Christmas TreeThe holiday season is always a special time of year. The following tips will hopefully help reduce your risk to home fires and other preventable hazards. 

  • Water live Christmas trees on a daily basis.
  • Replace any string of lights with worn or broken cords or loose bulb connections.
  • Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, grilling, or broiling food.
  • Have a home fire escape plan.
  • Blow out all candles when you leave the room or go to bed.
  • Test your smoke alarms.
  • Test your carbon monoxide alarms.
  • Don’t overload extension cords or power strips.
  • Keep anything that can burn at least 3 feet from heating equipment.
  • Stay out of flood waters, if possible, and do not drive into flooded areas.

Below are links to PDF documents with more helpful fire safety tips:

Christmas Tree Safety Tips
Holiday Decorating Safety Tips
Cooking Safety Tips
Plan 2 Ways Out
Candle Safety Tips
Smoke Alarm Safety Tips
Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips 
Electrical Safety Tips
Heating Safety Tips
Winter Storm Tips

The Santa Clara Fire Department
wishes you a safe, happy and peaceful
Holiday Season!


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