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We wish you a fire-free Christmas

By: Letter to the Editor

 | Dec 16, 2013 - 2:03 PM |

Now that October is far behind us and Fire Prevention Month is over, most of us will start to forget about fire prevention.

However, the hazards actually increase over the Christmas season. In fact, many types of Christmas decorations, such as lighting and candles, can cause fires.

Two things you should consider: 

1. Faulty lighting comes from two different sources. Examine each string of lights to ensure none of the wires are frayed. 

The last thing to do is making sure that you are not overloading your circuits. Using a power bar can help eliminate the hazard.

2. Candles are another source of concern. The real problem is that once lit, they are easy to forget.

Leaving a candle unattended is a hazard that is easily preventable. Some of the cheaper candles will suddenly flare up when they are about to go out, and before you have the time to see it, it can get to the drapes or other materials, and cause a lot of damage.

Fire safety should be a concern for all of us, especially with Christmas season coming our way. Families are displaced at a time of the year when they should be celebrating together.

Fires caused by candles or faulty lights are preventable by following the above-mentioned tips. SPI is proud to be your partner in fire protection while servicing all fire safety materials designed to protect inventory and people in industrial, commercial and institutional workplaces.

Do not hesitate to contact us for more information. Here is hoping you all have a Merry and Fire-free Christmas.

Barry Weller
SPI Health and Safety

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