Safety Matters Certified Training 4141 State Street, Suite E5 Santa Barbara, CA 93110 | Call: (805) 705-9222

More Isn’t Always Merrier… Be Careful with Holiday Decorating

By Justin Haagen on Dec 02, 2021

More Isn’t Always Merrier… Be Careful with Holiday Decorating

More Isn’t Always Merrier… Be Careful with Holiday Decorating

An influx of holiday decorating precedes an increase in electrical and fire accidents. Here are ways to protect your home from these types of hazards:

  • Keep fire extinguishers on hand and make sure everyone knows how to use them
  • Refrain from bringing heating devices indoors that are meant for outdoor use
  • Don’t place any items too close to candles where they can catch on fire
  • If you put up holiday lighting, replace any worn or broken cords or loose bulb connections
  • Avoid stringing together more than three strands of lights
  • If you get a Christmas tree, place it at least three feet away from any heat source, make sure to keep it well-watered and turn off any lights on it before leaving the house or going to sleep







Open enrollment classes held several times each week, so it is easy to have staff stay compliant and remain certified with the convenience of open enrollment classes.