Spread Winter and Holiday Safety Messages in Your Community

As winter sets in and holiday decorations abound, it is important to be aware of the dangers the season brings and proactively prevent disasters from happening. The following resources provide safety information and tips to practice in your family and spread in your community to make sure everyone has a safe and happy winter.

Put a Freeze on Winter Fires
This campaign from the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) provides safety tips, social media messages, public service announcements, widgets, web banners, and more that your department can use to educate your community on how to prevent winter fires. Campaign resources are available on the USFA web site and the NFPA web site.

Holiday and Christmas Tree Fire Safety Outreach Material
Part of the Put a Freeze on Winter Fires campaign, this webpage includes tips, tools, and resources specifically aimed at preventing holiday-related fires in your community.

Put a Freeze on Winter Holiday Fires – Fact Sheet
This fact sheet from the USFA and NFPA highlights hazards of the holiday season and steps that should be taken to avoid disaster.

Project Holiday
The NFPA provides an online toolkit to help you implement a comprehensive holiday safety campaign in your community, including sample news releases and letters to the editor, talking points, safety tips sheets, videos, and more.

Christmas Tree Fires
The NFPA provides facts and a video that demonstrate the dangers of not keeping a live Christmas tree properly watered.

Holiday Decoration Safety Tips
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission provides an educational brochure outlining holiday decorating tips about Christmas trees, lights, candles, fireplaces, and more. Share this brochure with friends, families, neighbors, and others to spread decorating safety messages throughout your community.

Christmas Fire Warnings Might Dampen Your Holiday but Save Your Life
This article from the Huffington Post provides facts and statistics about holiday hazards that members of your community should be aware of so they can take the appropriate precautions.

Holiday Safety Tips
Safe Kids Worldwide provides this tips page to remind parents to put safety first this holiday season.

Fire Prevention Tips Sheets
Fire Corps has compiled a series of tips sheets that fire departments and Fire Corps teams can utilize in their fire prevention and safety efforts. These include “Heating Hazards” and “Stay Warm, But Stay Safe.”