KEEP FALL FIRE-FREE

The fall season brings cooler temperatures, beautiful colors, and an abundance of outdoor activities.
Plan ahead this season to help ensure it is safe and fire-free.
Fall decorations, like dried
flowers and cornstalks, are highly
flammable. Keep these and other
decorations away from open
flames and heat sources, including
light bulbs and heaters.

Keep emergency exits clear of
decorations so nothing blocks
escape routes.

Teach children to stay away from
open flames. Be sure they know
how to stop, drop, and roll if their
clothing catches fire.

Remember safety first when
choosing a Halloween costume.
Consider avoiding billowing
fabric. If you are making your
costume, choose material that
won’t easily ignite if it comes into
contact with heat or a flame.

It is safest to use a flashlight or
battery-operated candle in a Jack-o-lantern.
Use extreme caution
if using a real candle. Place lit
pumpkins away from anything
that can burn, and out of the way
of doorsteps, walkways, and yards.

Facts and information provided by National
Fire Protection Association, nfpa.org