Being that today is December 1st, for some people, it is the official kickoff decorating day for the Christmas holiday season! What does this have to do with fire safety? We all want a warm, cozy feeling with lots of bright twinkly lights and a roaring fire to keep away the chill. We want to enjoy a nice cup of hot cocoa or coffee to go with it. But how do you do that and do it safely? There are quite a few ways, actually. Always use battery operated candles in any and all decorations that call for a tealight or votive. If you decorate your mantel, be sure that you are using greens that are not dry where an ember could spark a fire. If you are going to use real candles, save them for the dining room table when you have friends and family over to celebrate with you! We certainly hope you don't need us, but if you do, please call our office at any time 610-327-9644.