All of us at the Setting Lake Volunteer Fire Brigade wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday season.
As you enjoy this holiday season with friends and family, please keep our community’s volunteer first responders – firefighters, emergency medical responders, and brigade logistics supporters – in your thoughts and prayers. When calls for help come in, they leave their own families to serve yours.
The Christmas season increases the risk of serious fires caused by decorative lighting, candles, cooking, smoking, improper use of extension cords, and improperly maintained Christmas trees, as well as the use of alcohol. We encourage everyone to be mindful of fire safety during the holiday season. Here are a few safe practice reminders to make your holiday brighter.
If you have a real tree, water it daily so it doesn’t dry out. Keep it away from heat sources – stoves, fireplaces, space heaters, and candles.
If your tree is artificial, make sure the label reads “Fire Resistant”.
Before putting up lights, inspect the cords and the bulbs. If damaged, replace them.
Use extension cords wisely and be careful not to overload circuits.
Be sure your cabin has working smoke and CO2 detectors.
Keep matches, lighters, and lit candles out of the reach of children and extinguish candles when leaving a room.
Never leave food cooking on a stovetop unattended. Keep a pot lid close to the stovetop to smother a fire.
A special reminder from Santa – keep you chimney clean and clear of obstructions on Christmas Eve and don’t forget the milk and cookies!!