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Posted on: December 1, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Keeping cozy and safe this Holiday Season

Decorative Winter Snowman photo

As colder weather settles in, we start using our woodstoves and fireplaces more often.  Space heaters, Christmas lights, heated blankets and candles come out, and let's not forget that ONE PERFECT pine needle covered (or incredibly realistic fake) tree, trimmed out and put up for display (in all its magical glory) in the front window.  

While many of these things are necessary to keep your family and home warm and cozy this Holiday season, all of them can be potential Fire Hazards as well.

The links below provide helpful information on how to keep your family and home Cozy, Warm, and SAFE this winter. 

All Things Winter/Holiday Fire Prevention: Tips, Print outs, Video's, articles, and more!

NFPA - Winter holidays (Link)

Fireplace safety:

Put a Freeze on Winter Fires ( (LINK)

Safe Holiday Decorating Tips:

9 ways to know that you're a holiday decorating disaster | NFPA (LINK)

So, grab that cup of hot cocoa, and snuggle up with your loved ones. Whether it is in front of the fireplace, under the twinkling lights of your tree, or on the couch beneath the flickering candlelight of your Menorah. You can enjoy the moment, knowing that you've taken steps to ensure a SAFE and Fire Hazard free home.

Wishing you a SAFE Joyous winter, and Holiday season!

-Your Lynden Fire Department

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