CHRISTMAS TREE SAFETY by vCji2faj

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									 CHRISTMAS
TREE SAFETY
        Christmas Tree Safety
On the average, during
December over 600 Christmas
tree fires occur.

These fires cause:
    33 people to lose their lives
    Serious injury to 112 people
    Over $21 million dollars in
    damage
Christmas Tree Safety
         Fire-resistant non-metallic
         artificial tree are highly
         recommended.
         If you get a real tree:
            It should not lose its needles
           when tapped on the ground.
           Cut 1” off the trunk then
           place in water immediately to
           help the tree absorb water.
           Tree stand should hold at
           least 1 gallon of water
    Christmas Tree Safety

A 6 foot tree will use
 1 gal. of water every
 2 days.
Check water level
every day.
Keep the tree away
from floor heaters,
fireplaces, or other heat
sources.
Christmas Tree Safety
          Use only UL-approved
          lights, and no more than
          3 strands linked
          together.
          Wash your hands after
          handling lights and
          decorations – Due to
          lead dust found on most
          imported decorations.
           Christmas Tree Safety
   Use miniature lights -
which have cool-burning
bulbs.

   Turn off the Christmas
lights when you sleep, or
leave your home.
  Never use real candles
on or near an artificial or
real tree.
Christmas Tree Safety
          Ensure tinsel or
          artificial icicles are of
          non-leaded material.
          Leaded materials may
          be hazardous if eaten
          by children or pets.
          Avoid decorations that
          tend to break easily or
          have sharp edges.
     Christmas Tree Safety
Keep tree trimmings
that are small or have
removable parts out of
the reach of small
children. These pieces
may be swallowed.
Christmas Tree Safety
           Clean the tree stand to
           improve the tree’s water
           intake; do not let the
           tree be out of water for
           more than two minutes.
           Dispose of the tree
           properly.
        NEVER BURN IT IN
        THE FIREPLACE.
   HAVE A
SAFE & HAPPY
  HOLIDAY!

								
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