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Posted on: December 5, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Skokie Fire Shares Holiday Safety Tips

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The Skokie Fire Department wishes you a safe and happy holiday season! Celebrate safely by reviewing these winter reminders:

Christmas Trees

  • Water Christmas trees daily
  • Check to make sure holiday lights are functioning properly, that all the bulbs are lit, and that there are no shorts in the lights
  • Make sure trees are located away from fireplaces and heat sources


  • Candles should not be lit by children unless they are supervised by an adult
  • Don't leave candles unattended
  • Extinguish candles at the end of the evening

Cooking and Baking

  • Avoid loose clothing, jewelry and hair while cooking or baking
  • Stay attentive while cooking and baking

Sidewalks and Walkways

  • Shovel all walkways and use salt to eliminate hazards

Additional Reminders

  • Plug space heaters into wall receptacles only
  • Remove all combustible materials from in front of space heaters
  • Never use extension cords with portable heating appliances
  • Do not use your stove to warm your home
  • Use clips to hang holiday lights
  • Turn off holiday lights when leaving home

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