Holiday Safety in Cape May County: Candles
Cape May County residents should place fire safety top on their list of priorities this holiday season.
It only takes SECONDS for a flame to start a major fire. Be smart. Be prepared!
HOLIDAY SEASON SAFETY: Using Candles
Consider using battery-operated flameless candles, which can look, smell and feel like real candles.
- Put candles in sturdy metal, glass, or ceramic holders.
- Place candles where they cannot tip over.
- Never leave a lit candle unattended.
- Blow out candles after use and before going to bed.
Review these tips with your children and remind them that lit candles should never be left unattended! Better yet - use flameless candles!
*Information from the U. S. Fire Administration website.