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Holiday Fire Safety

From our Fire Department family to yours...
Have a safe and happy holiday season. 

For Businesses & Public Places
Of particular concern are the safe use of decorations, greenery, candles and the maintaining of proper exiting. The requirements for holiday decorating in public places are outlined in Fire Code Regulations For Holiday Decorations  (PDF Format)

Flame Retardant & Flame Proofing spray for greenery
There are several companies that carry flame retardant products which we've compiled into a convenient listing:  Flame Retardant/Flame Proofing Resources


Captain Albert Smalls of the Seattle Fire Department provides holiday safety tips on the King 5 TV show New Day Northwest.

Everyone enjoys the beauty of holiday lighting both inside and outside but take a few moments to review lighting safety tips before turning on the holiday lights in your home or business.

  • Use Caution with Holiday Lights (Off-Site KOMO TV)

    Christmas Tree Video One: Demonstrates the speed and intensity which a dry tree can burn inside a home.      Play Video 
  • Christmas Tree Video Two:  This video is a side-by-side demonstration showing the difference between how fast a dry tree, versus a well watered tree, can burn.  Play Video

Holiday Fire Safety Handout

To ensure your happy holidays don’t turn into tragedy you need to follow a few extra fire safety precautions. The following information will help you make certain your celebrations are fire safe.  Holiday Fire Safety (PDF Format)


The Holiday Season often brings family and friends together to celebrate. Please make certain your celebrations are fire safe.

Check smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to make certain they are working and replace batteries if necessary.

If you have any further questions about holiday fire safety, please contact the Public Education Office.


Last Modified:   December 06, 2012

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