Have a “fire-wise” Christmas

Explore tips and suggestions from Firewise educators to protect your home, family and community from fires started by holiday lights and decorations.

As the holidays get ever closer, we turn our minds indoors and to seasonal decorations. Lights, garland, Christmas trees, wreaths, and more festoon our houses, garages and yards. We should also keep in mind that fires don’t have a “season.” Anytime conditions are right, a wildfire, forest fire or a house fire could start, but there are steps you can take to protect your home and property during the holiday season from potential fire hazards.

Holiday Firewise tips

For more information about Firewise wildfire safety, visit the Michigan State University Firewise website or the National Firewise Website for a 12-days of Firewise Wildfire Safety tip sheet; you can also visit the US. Fire Administration for holiday and Christmas tree fire safety information.