Holiday Decorations: use only non-flammable decorations or flame retardant and make sure everything is placed away from heat vents

Never put wrapping paper in a fireplace: it can throw off dangerous sparks and produce a chemical buildup in the home that could cause an explosion

Avoid Using Lit Candles: if you do use them, make sure they are in a stable holder and place them where they can’t easily be knocked down. Never leave a burning candle unattended.

Smoke Alarms and Escape Plan: As with every season, having working smoke alarms installed on every level of your home is a MUST. Test them monthly and keep them clean and equipped with fresh batteries at all times. Don’t forget to practice your home escape plan as well.