Seasonal Holidays

Holidays are a wonderful time to make memories with your family. But make sure that you remember your holidays for all the right reasons. After all, nothing dampens the holiday spirit like a fire or other accident. With a few simple tips you can ensure that a safe and fun time is had by all.

  1. Christmas Trees
  2. Fireworks
  3. Holiday Lights
  4. Trick or Treat Safety
  • Check the water level daily
  • Cut 1 inch off the trunk to aid water absorption
  • Don't block stairways or entrances
  • If you have a natural tree make sure it isn't losing needles (this means it is too dry and poses an increased fire hazard).
  • If you purchase an artificial tree, make sure it is flame resistant and CSA or ULC approved.
  • Never use lighted candles on or near a Christmas tree, be it natural or artificial
  • Position your tree at least a meter from heaters, fireplaces and other heat sources.
  • Secure the tree so that it doesn't tip over
  • Use a tree stand that holds at least 1 gallon of water. Refill it every two days.