Keep Fall FIRE Free
Cooler temperatures and beautiful colors define the beginning of the Fall season; and with an abundance of outdoor family activities, it's a good idea to plan ahead to make sure your Fall is FIRE Free.
DECORATIONS: Fall decorations, like dried flowers and cornstalks, are highly flammable. Be sure to keep these decorations away from any open flames, including light bulbs and heaters, which are other heat sources.
It is safest to use a flashlight or battery-operated candle in a jacko-lantern. Use extreme caution if using a real candle. Place lit pumpkins away from anything that can burn and out of the way of doorsteps, walkways, and yards.
EXITS: Keep emergency exits of your home or business clear of decorations so nothing blocks escape routes.
TEACH: Teach your children to always stay away from open flames. Be sure they know how to stop, drop, and roll if their clothing catches fire.
Stay safe this Fall, and KEEP FALL FIRE FREE.
*This information is provided by the National Fire Protection Association, nfpa.org.