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Have a Happy and Safe Holiday Season

The holidays are here and most of us here in Albuquerque are more excited than ever to enjoy the season, especially given how challenging this year has been. The last thing we would want is for anything bad to happen while celebrating this wonderful time. Tree fires are not the only safety concern. There are other potential hazards to be aware of.

Here are 10 items to give attention to during the holidays to make sure your family stays safe:

1.   Check all holiday light cords to make sure they aren’t frayed or broken. Don’t string too many strands of lights together—no more than three per extension cord.

2.   If are buying an artificial tree, look for the fire-resistant label. When putting it up, keep it away from fireplaces, radiators and other sources of heat.

3.   If getting a live tree, make sure it’s fresh and water it to keep it fresh. Bend the needles up and down to make sure no needles fall off.

4.   If using older decorations, check their labels. Some older tinsel is lead-based. If using angel hair, wear gloves to avoid irritation. Avoid breathing in artificial snow.

5.   When decorating outside, make sure decorations are for outdoor use and fasten lights securely to your home or trees. If using hooks or nails outside, make sure they are insulated to avoid an electrocution or fire hazard.

6.   If using a ladder, be extra careful. Make sure to have good, stable placement and wear shoes that allow for good traction.

7.   Don’t use electric lights on metallic trees.

8.   Don’t forget to turn off all holiday lights when going to bed or leaving the house.

9.   Keep children, pets and decorations away from candles.

10.  If hanging stockings on the fireplace mantel, don’t light the fireplace.

Have a safe and happy holiday season!

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