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"Keep The Wreath Red" Holiday Safety Program

November 29, 2016

AWARENESS TO PREVENT HOLIDAY FIRES

South Fayette Volunteer Fire Department is teaming up with other

fire departments from across the country in the "Keep the Wreath Red" program. This year will be the Third year SFVFD is participating in this holiday fire safety program. The "Keep the Wreath Red" program will run from Thanksgiving Day through New Year’s Day.

The Wreath is located on the front of our station located at 661 Millers Run Road, Cuddy PA 15031.

 

How it Works?

The wreath, which is illuminated with red lights is hanging on the front of the Fire Station  "Keep the Wreath Red" is a holiday fire safety program designed to increase fire safety awareness.

In the event of a fire, firefighters will replace one of the red bulbs with a white one.

The goal is to keep the bulbs on that wreath red.

 

We offer the following tips to help “Keep the Wreath Red” …

 

 Check all your illuminated decorations to make sure they are in good condition. Light strands that have frayed or cracked wires should be thrown away and replaced with UL approved devices.

 

Outside cords should be approved for exterior uses and inside cords should not be placed under carpets or throw rugs.

 

Keep live Christmas trees watered frequently. Be aware of your tree's life and when it becomes

brittle, discontinue using the lights. Always turn off the lights when leaving your home.

 Use extreme caution with holiday candles and all other open flames to assure they are safe and will not set fire to nearby objects.

 

 Make sure your fireplace is in good working order and the chimney is free from obstructions and creosote build-up. Christmas wrappings and tree branches are not to be burned in the fireplace.

 

Their intense and rapid burning can cause chimney fires and flames to extend out of the firebox into your home.

 

 As always, check your smoke detectors and make sure they are in good working order. If you did not change the batteries when you changed your clocks in October, change them now.

 

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