December 2018
The top three days of the year for home candle fires are Christmas, New Year’s Day, and New Year's Eve.

With some small considerations for safety, we can make a big difference:

  1. Only use decorations that are flame-retardant or not flammable.
  2. Check holiday lights each year for frayed wires or excessive wear.
  3. Don’t link more than three strands of holiday lights.
  4. Never leave a burning candle unattended. Consider using battery-operated, flameless candles.
  5. Keep your live Christmas tree away from heat sources and room exits.
  6. Water your live Christmas tree daily to keep it from becoming dry.

Stay safe,
Chief Karl Lieb

Traveling for the holidays? Be prepared
  • Use a designated driver to ensure guests make it home safely after a holiday party; alcohol, over-the-counter or illegal drugs all cause impairment
  • Make sure every person in the vehicle is properly buckled up, no matter how long or short the distance traveled
  • Put that cell phone away; many distractions can occur while driving, but cell phones are the main culprit
  • Properly maintain the vehicle and keep an emergency kit with you
  • Be prepared for heavy snow and possibly heavy traffic
Don't give the gift of food poisoning
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:

  • Do not rinse raw meat and poultry before cooking
  • Use a food thermometer to make sure meat is cooked to a safe temperature
  • Refrigerate food within two hours
  • Most leftovers are safe for four days in the refrigerator
  • Bring sauces, soups, and gravies to a rolling boil when reheating
  • When storing turkey, cut the leftovers in small pieces so they will chill quickly
  • Wash your hands frequently when handling food
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