Safety During the Holidays
When decorating with lights this holiday season, it is important to stay safe. "U.S. fire departments respond to an average of 230 home fires annually that start with Christmas trees, resulting in an average of six deaths, 22 injuries and $18.3 million in property damage, according to the National Fire Protection Association. About 5,800 people annually also are treated in hospital emergency rooms for falls associated with holiday decorations, with more than half of them coming from ladders or roofs while decorating outdoors, the fire association said." Most holiday decoration related injuries can be easily prevented. Southern California Edison has put together a list of tips to help you and your family stay safe this season.
To read the full article, follow this link: http://newsroom.edison.com/releases/give-the-gift-of-safety-during-the-holidays
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