Spanish Fort Fire and Rescue

Holiday Safety

Christmas Tree Safety

Consider purchasing an artificial tree because they are safer and cleaner.

Home Safety

This is a good time to change the batteries in your smoke detectors. This year, buy batteries along with your Christmas tree, and on December 25, change your batteries.

Every home should have a smoke detector inside each sleeping area and on every level of the home. On floors without bedrooms, detectors should be installed in or near living areas, such as family rooms, living rooms, or dens.

Remember cooking vapors and steam sometimes set off a smoke detector. To correct this, try moving the detector away from the kitchen or bathroom. Cleaning your detector regularly, according to the manufacturer’s instructions, may also help.

Plan your escape routes from the home. Know at least two ways out of each room. Go directly to a specified outside meeting place and then call the fire department. Once you’re out, stay out. Never return to a burning building.

After holiday parties, check around and under sofa and chair cushions for smoldering cigarettes. (Provide lots of ash trays during the party)

Have an operable fire extinguisher readily available.

Safety Gift Ideas

Consider putting together a gift basket containing one or more of the following items: