Tips for Christmas Tree Safety

Tips on Christmas Tree Safety from the Holliston Fire Department and the Department of Fire Services.

The Holliston Fire Department wishes everyone a safe holiday and offers these tips from the Department of Fire Safety regarding Christmas tree safety. 

  • Never use candles as decorations.
  • Keep trees away from heat.
  • Never use a cut tree in a place of public assembly (apartment or hotel lobbies, restaurants, etc).
  • Water a cut tree daily.
  • Use a “non-tip” style tree stand.
  • Use only fire retardant decorations.
  • Never leave a lit tree unattended.
  • Dispose of your tree properly, soon after the holiday, before the needles dry out. 
  • Artificial trees should have a fire retardant label.
  • Never hang lights on a metallic tree.


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