Lighting the tree • Use lights that have the label of an independent testing laboratory. Some lights are only for indoor or outdoor use, but not both. • Replace any string of lights with worn or broken cords or loose bulb connections. Connect no more than three strands of mini string sets and a maximum of 50 bulbs for screw-in bulbs. Read manufacturer’s instructions for number of LED strands to connect. • Never use lit candles to decorate the tree. • Always turn off Christmas tree lights before leaving home or going to bed. After Christmas • Get rid of the tree when it begins dropping needles. Dried-out trees are a fire danger and should not be left in the home or garage, or placed outside against the home. Check with your local community to find a recycling program. Bring outdoor electrical lights inside after the holidays to prevent hazards and make them last longer. " />
Radnor Fire Company
Radnor Fire Company
Radnor Fire Company

Make A Donation

2018 Call Volume Stats
Fire EMS
Jan 63 193
Feb 55 189
Mar 102 195
Apr 56 205
May 67 178
Jun 56 168
Jul 78 178
Aug 232
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Total 477 1538

Past Call Volume Stats
Fire EMS
2017 721 2219
2016 780 2424
2015 774 2351
2014 848 2287

Christmas Tree Fire Safety
Email Email Print Print PDF PDF RSS RSS Facebook Google+ Twitter

By Newsdesk
December 12, 2017

The Radnor Fire Company and its partners at the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) would like to offer you some helpful holiday safety tips. Each year, fire departments respond to an average of 210 structure fires caused by Christmas trees in the United States. Carefully decorating Christmas trees can help make your holidays safer.

Picking the tree

• If you have an artificial tree, be sure it is labeled, certified, or identified by the manufacturer as fire retardant.
• Choose a tree with fresh, green needles that do not fall off when touched.

Placing the tree

• Before placing the tree in the stand, cut 1" - 2" from the base of the trunk.
• Make sure the tree is at least three feet away from any heat source, like fireplaces, radiators, candles, heat vents or lights.
• Make sure the tree is not blocking an exit.
• Add water to the tree stand. Be sure to add water daily.

Lighting the tree

• Use lights that have the label of an independent testing laboratory. Some lights are only for indoor or outdoor use, but not both.
• Replace any string of lights with worn or broken cords or loose bulb connections. Connect no more than three strands of mini string sets and a maximum of 50 bulbs for screw-in bulbs. Read manufacturer’s instructions for number of LED strands to connect.
• Never use lit candles to decorate the tree.
• Always turn off Christmas tree lights before leaving home or going to bed.

After Christmas

• Get rid of the tree when it begins dropping needles. Dried-out trees are a fire danger and should not be left in the home or garage, or placed outside against the home. Check with your local community to find a recycling program. Bring outdoor electrical lights inside after the holidays to prevent hazards and make them last longer.

No Caption
 


 

Comment Comment 0 Comment(s)


Website Designed and Hosted By: Content Proudly Maintained By: Contact Info:
Firehouse Solutions
www.FirehouseSolutions.com
Radnor Fire Company
121 South Wayne Ave.
Wayne, PA 19087
Emergency Dial 911
Business: 610-687-3245 ext. 10
Station Fax: 610-687-8578
EMS Billing: 800-848-4108
E-mail: info@radnorfire.com
Copyright © 2018 Firehouse Solutions (A Service of Technology Reflections, Inc.)