Holiday Entertaining

Helpful Tips


  • Test your smoke alarms and tell guests about your home fire escape plan.
  • Keep children and pets away from lit candles.
  • Keep matches and lighters up high in a locked cabinet.
  • Stay in the kitchen when cooking on the stove top.
  • Ask smokers to smoke outside. Remind smokers to keep their smoking materials with them so young children do not touch them, provide large, deep ashtrays for smokers. Wet cigarette butts with water before discarding.
  • Before heading out of to bed, blow out lit candles when you leave the room or go to bed.
  • Turn off all strings of lights and decorations before leaving home or going to bed.