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Christmas Tree Safety Tips

Tuesday December 3, 2019

The Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency offers these few tips on keeping you and your family safe during the holiday season when it comes to your tree.

The holiday season is here! Christmas trees will be popping up in windows everywhere, lights will be strung and people will be feeling the holiday spirt. Though some people might argue that it’s the most wonderful time of the year, there are a few things to keep in mind when decorating. “Although Christmas tree fires are not very common, they still happen, and there are ways to prevent it,” says Jim Cook, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator at the local health department. The Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency offers these few tips on keeping you and your family safe during the holiday season when it comes to your tree.

Picking the tree

Placing the tree

Lighting the tree

After Christmas