It’s hard to believe, that each year, fires occurring during the holiday season claim the lives of more than 400 Americans, injure 1,650 more, and cause more than $990 million in damage. There are more startling statistics in the post I read, Holiday Accidents and Injuries By the Numbers
By taking simple steps, we have an opportunity to help change these statistics together. Committing a minute to safety can be as quick and easy as testing your smoke alarm, checking candles left burning, not letting the Christmas tree get dry or leaving a small child left alone even for a moment – which could have life-changing consequences. When it comes to holiday dangers, the numbers are more startling than you might think.
Also came across this short video by Home Depot that I encourage you to watch:
Please, I urge you, be safe this holiday season. Make sure you check your smoke detectors today!!