How to Decorate Safely for a Fun, Festive Holiday Season

General Rules for Holiday Safety Keep matches, lighters, and candles out of the reach of children. Avoid smoking near flammable decorations. Make an emergency plan to use if a fire breaks out anywhere in the home. See that each family member knows what to do. Be sure to PRACTICE THE PLAN! Avoid wearing loose flowing […]

Types of Thanksgiving Day Fires

Part 2 of Thanksgiving Day Fires in the United States. Building fires are divided into two classes of severity in NFIRS: “confined fires,” which are those fires confined to certain types of equipment or objects, and “nonconfined fires,” which are not. Confined building fires are small fire incidents that are limited in extent, staying within […]