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Tis' the Season for Fire Safety
Thursday, December 21, 2017

MD Life Safety and the Salisbury Fire Department would like to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday season. While celebrating, it is important to not let our guard down on fire safety. Keep these tips in mind as you decorate your house and host holiday parties this year:

  • Choose flame resistant or retardant decorations. Keep decorations away from doors or windows, do not block any exits.
  • Keep lit candles at least three feet away from decorations or any flammable objects. 
  • Check lights before use and be sure to replace any broken lights, cords, or loose bulb connections. Read manufacturer's instructions before use and use in the proper manner (indoor or outdoor as instructions permit).
  • Use clips, not nails, to hang lights and avoid damaging the cords.
  • Be sure to check your smoke alarms, see for updated information regarding the new smoke alarm law in Maryland.
  • Inform any guests arriving about your fire escape plan and where all exits are located.
  • Stay in the kitchen while cooking. Establish a child and pet safe zone away from the stove or cooking devices.
  • Be sure to blow out candles and turn off all lights and decorations before leaving the home or going to sleep. 
  • If you choose to get a live tree, water it daily. Dispose of your tree promptly after the holiday.

To find out more holiday safety tips, visit our site at

Happy Holidays!


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