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Avoid Serious Electrical and Fire Hazards Decorating Your Home This Holiday Season

ARLINGTON, VA. (December 4, 2019) — Electrical safety must be a priority as families decorate for the holidays, according to the Electrical Safety Foundation International.


“Decorations account for one-in-four holiday fires,” explains ESFI President Brett Brenner. “Taking simple precautions such as not overloading outlets and watering the Christmas tree daily could help minimize the risk of tragedy.”


Brenner notes that ESFI offers free educational resources including helpful safety videos, infographics, checklists and other resources to keep families safe during the holidays. He points to one example, an infographic titled “Prevention: It’s the Gift that Keeps on Giving,” which provides tips on avoiding electrical hazards while decorating the home during the holiday season.


For the complete press release which includes electrical safety precautions, videos and additional resources please visit: Electrical Safety Foundation International.