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When Only The Real Santa Will Do!
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When only the "real" Santa will do.
Christmas and Chanukah are a special time of year for celebration and should not end in tragedy because of the extra hazards that are present at this time of year.
Christmas tree lights, multiple sets of lights, electric menorahs, and other kinds of decorative lights, are used less often than your everyday lights, and they need more care. Check the fuses are the right type (see their original boxes for the maximum size of fuse you should use).
Special fire safety precautions need to be taken when keeping alive tree in the house. A burning tree can rapidly fill a room with fire and deadly gases.
When selecting a tree for Christmas, needles on fresh trees should be green and hard to pull back from the branches. The needles should not break if the tree had been freshly cut. The trunk should be sticky to the touch.
Old trees can be identified by bouncing the tree trunk on the ground. If many needles fall off, the tree has been cut too long, has probably dried out, and is a fire hazard.
Caring For Your Tree
Do not place your tree close to a heat source, including a fireplace, radiator or heat vent. The heat will dry out the tree, causing it to be more easily ignited by heat, flame, or sparks. Be careful not to drop or flick cigarette ashes near a tree. Do not put your live tree up too early or leave it up for longer than two weeks. Keep the tree stand filled with water at all times.
Disposing of Your Tree
Never put trees, branches or needles in a fireplace or wood burning stove. If your tree becomes dry, dispose of it immediately. The best way to dispose of your tree is to take it to a recycling center or have it hauled away by a community pick up service.
Keep the Menorah and all burning candies out of children's reach; keep matches, oil and lighters out of sight and locked away.
A Unique Gift That Shows You Care
Have A Safe And Joyous Holiday Season
And A Peaceful New Year