Keep this in mind this Christmas season…Thanks Average Jake for so many helpful tips!!!

Average Jake Firefighter Blog

Its beginning to look a lot like CHRISTMAS!!!! We are well with in the countdown until Christmas, and most homes are already full adorned with holiday decorations. While this may be aesthetically pleasing, it can cause MAJOR problems for us in the fire service.

According to NFPA, and USFA aprox. 400 fires involving Christmas trees or holiday decorations occur each year! Think about that for a second, people usually do not start to put up decorations until after Thanksgiving, and do not take them down until New Years. So in tha span of about a month and a half we have about 400 fires nationwide. Thats separate from the normal cooking, residential heating, fires that we encounter on a regular basis. The chances of encountering one of these fires is a high likely hood, and depending on what type of tree, or holiday lighting configuration you could be facing a major event.


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