Winter holiday tips: Fire safety | SERVPRO® of Braun Station
Fires can happen at any time of the year, but now is the time to make a plan
With the holidays getting closer, it may be a good time to review your emergency fire plans with your family.
Making an Escape Plan
Make sure you and your family can make a home fire escape plan
- Clearing escape paths
- Establishing a meeting point
- Mark two ways out of every room (Doors, Windows, etc.)
- Optional: Create a floor plan
Practicing fire safety
It is important to be mindful of fire safety when putting up holiday decorations. Here are some facts about fire safety:
Electrical distribution or lighting equipment was involved in almost half of home Christmas tree fires.
More than two of every five (42%) home Christmas tree fires started in the living room. Five percent were chimney or flue fires. One-fifth (21%) of the decoration fires started in the kitchen. Sixteen percent started in the living room, family room or den.
Half (51%) of December home decoration fires were started by candles, compared to one-third (32%) in January to November.
SERVPRO® of Alamo Heights is Here to Help this holiday season, we are always available to be there when you need us. Call us for more information: 210-822-2063