DOVER, Del.- Volunteer fire departments throughout Delaware are encouraging everyone to practice fire safety during the Christmas holiday season.
"Each year, tragic fires claim lives and cause serious injury at a time when families and friends should be celebrating," said Delaware Volunteer Firefighter's Association President Charles H. Boyer. "The members of the DVFA, want this to be a safe holiday for everyone and with a few precautions, you can help make this happen."
"Christmas tree fires are the single biggest cause of injury, death and property damage during the holidays," said Richard Toulson, 1st vice president of the DVFA. "Taking the time to heed advice and practice fire safety will protect you and your family from needless dangers."
By following these few tips, you can reduce the threat of fire at home and in your business:
Picking the tree
Placing the tree
Lighting the tree
For additional fire safety information, visit www.nfpa.org.