Holiday Safety Tips

November 2016

Holiday time is a time of increased danger for condo residents when flammable items may be used as part of the celebration.

  • Ensure holiday trees and decorations are flame-retardant, non-combustible and non-conductive
  • Do not hang decorations from or near sprinkler systems
  • Avoid use of mistletoe and poinsettias as both can be harmful to children
  • Do not set up a real Christmas tree near a heater, radiator, fireplace, television or heating ducts
  • If using aluminum or metal trees do not hang lights or other electrical items on it
  • When purchasing an artificial tree ensure it is labelled as fire-retardant
  • Do not burn gift wrap, boxes or other items in the fireplace
  • When using candles do not leave them unattended while burning