Thursday, December 18, 2008

Fire Safety

According to the U.S. Fire Administration, nearly 47,000 household fires occur during the holidays each year.

47,000? WOW!

Misplaced or dry decorations mixed with fires and candles can lead to injuries, the loss of property, and even to lost lives, a tragedy which most families fail to consider amidst their festive holiday planning.

In preparation for this year's holiday season, Liberty Mutual Insurance and Holly Robinson Peete, actress, philanthropist and mother of four are teaming up to raise awareness and spread simple tips to keep families safe this holiday by encouraging moms to set aside a few moments before the holiday rush to review fire safety precautions and response plans with their family at

The website acts as a resource for parents and educators offering tips for talking with children about fire safety, how to prevent fires and how to create a family escape plan should a fire break out. Games and activities such as a free downloadable coloring book further engage children as they learn how to spot potential fire risks and help to keep their families safe.

You can never be too careful. Please check out their website to keep your home safe this holiday season!


Joanna said...

Thanks for the PSA on Fire Safety! It is such an important issue to remember every winter, it's really great to have this info on hand. It's always so sad to see how many house fires there are around the holidays!