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Holiday Light Safety Tips

Holiday helpful hints from the Holliston Fire Department.

Holiday light safety. Credit: virginiabeachlighting.blogspot.com
Holiday light safety. Credit: virginiabeachlighting.blogspot.com
The following holiday light safety tips were provided by the Holliston Fire Department and the Department of Fire Services, Division of Fire Safety. 

BRIGHT LIGHTS
  • Unplug all lighting before retiring for the evening or leaving the house.
  • Purchase lights and electric decorations which are listed by an approved testing agency such as Underwriters Laboratory (UL).
  • Check all lighting for frayed wires, broken plugs, sockets, etc.
  • Never overload outlets. Use no more than three strands of lights on a single extension cord.
  • Never use candles on trees, near live or other flammable decorations.
  • Blow out candles before leaving the room. Don't leave candles burning unattended.
  • Consider buying new energy efficient LED lights that don't get as hot.
  • Always use appropriate weatherproof lights outdoors.

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