Those of us who treat these devastating injuries do not want to see more. Please think carefully and work on prevention. And have a safe and happy Fourth of July celebration.
Keep your tree more than 48 inches away from any open flame (that includes candles and the menorah.) When decorating your perfectly chosen greenery, it's best to use plastic hooks instead of metal.
Take extra precautions with turkey fryers (be sure the oil used to fry the turkey is the right temperature and always fry outside, in a well-ventilated area.) Don't use water to extinguish a grease fire -- instead, douse the fire with baking soda.
Keep your head above the twinkle and remember this simple checklist. Santa's basic yule tide rule of thumb: if it looks like it could be trouble then put it on the naughty list and hide it away.
Many Christmas trees are fitted with water containers to keep them fresh. This water could contain fertilizer or become stagnant over time. Prevent your pet from drinking from the tree to avoid potential complications.
According to the National Fire Protection Association, there are an average of 230 Christmas tree fires per year. Robert
Christmas lights are chosen for their beauty rather than practicality. Mainly, the big decision is whether to go all-white
Trees, food, gifts, and family all come to mind when thinking of Christmas-- but beneath the sparkling holiday lights lie some hidden dangers.
6. December is the peak time of year for home candle fires. In December, 11% of home candle fires began with decorations
Holiday parties offer us the opportunity to get all dressed up, hang out with friends, family and co-workers, and generally have a great time. These social events can be so much fun but unfortunately can also carry some threats to your safety.