The holidays are full of excitement, family, fun and celebrating. However, during many of these things we are surrounded by potential fire hazards. “U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated average of 860 home structure fires per year that began with decorations, excluding Christmas trees, in 2009-2013. (Source: NFPA) It’s important to remember to stay safe and to use caution throughout the season. For example, many of us use candles to decorate and to have our house smelling nice but did you know that the top 3 days for home candle fires were Christmas, New Year’s Day, and Christmas Eve? (Source: NFPA) Candles are among some of the top hazards for this season. Awareness is the first part of prevention and so we’ve created some helpful tips for you and your family. For more tips check out our Facebook page as well.