Posted on Thursday, December 6th, 2012
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Harrington Group. We recently put up our Christmas tree and will celebrate the season at our company Christmas party this coming weekend. We are certainly filled with the holiday spirit, but as members of the fire protection engineering community, we also worry about fire safety. While Christmas tree fires are not that common, when they do occur, they tend to be pretty serious. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the US Fire Administration (USFA), US Fire Departments respond to an average of 240 home fires involving Christmas trees and an additional 150 fires that involve holiday lights each year, resulting in 21 fatalities, 27 injuries, and over $20 million in direct property damages.
NFPA and USFA offer several fire safety tips to help keep you and yours safe while you deck the halls that include:
We hope that you will find these tips helpful while you are decorating for the holidays. And, from the entire Harrington Group team, we wish you a safe and happy holiday season.
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Christmas Tree Fire Safety
If you would like more information, or believe your firm could benefit from Harrington Group’s expertise, we invite you to contact us. Our engineers are trained to listen to your needs and concerns, and help you move forward to find the Best Total Solution.
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