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County Executive Bellone: Safety Measures for a Happy and Safe Holiday

County Executive Bellone wishes you a safe holiday season. To that effect, he would like to ensure those residents who have natural Christmas trees follow some important fire and safety measures.

Between 2006-2010, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 230 home fires that started with Christmas trees per year. These fires caused an average of 4 deaths, 21 injuries, and $17.3 million in direct property damage annually.

Christmas tree fires are not common, but when they occur, they are likely to be serious. On average, one of every 66 reported fires that began with a Christmas tree resulted in death.

Here are fire and safety measures you can take to protect you and your family: 

Fire and Safety Tips for the Holiday Season.pdf

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