Child Laughing with Grandfather

Safety Corner

A residential fire occurs every 78 seconds, and most of these fires occur during the winter months. Remember to watch for and fix potential fire hazards at home and work, such as frayed electrical cords, space heaters near draperies, bedding, or other flammable items, children playing with matches, and smoking in bed.

Fires are also started by unattended large Christmas tree lights (not LED’s) on dry trees, and unattended candles and open fireplaces. Also, a certain number of fires of “unknown origin” are started by mice gnawing on electrical wires or mice building nests of flammable materials.