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Holiday Safety Tips

Holiday Safety Tips

As we head into the holiday season, Shriners Children’s is reminding parents about the increased risk for fire hazards and burn injuries. We’ve put together a few simple tips for safe and festive celebrations with friends and family.
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Kitchen & Cooking Safety

  • Push pots to back burner
  • Turn handles inward
  • Wear bib apron
  • Pour hot liquids away from body

Trees & Décor

Nearly 40% of holiday tree fires (live or artificial) are related to lights.

  • Check lighting for frayed or damaged wires
  • Unplug all lighting before leaving house and going to bed
  • Keep away from heaters or flames
  • Water live trees daily

Lit Décor

  • Keep candles on solid surface and away from other items
  • Trim wicks ¼” before lighting
  • Keep candles, matches and lighters out of reach of children
  • Consider flameless candles

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