During the holiday season, wreaths are displayed on fire stations throughout our community. One green bulb on the wreath will be replaced by a red bulb for every structure fire in the City of Pensacola, while a white bulb will represent a fallen firefighter.
Hints to Keep the Wreath Green and Your Home Safe
Select only the freshest natural trees, and remember to keep it watered. Test a tree's freshness by pulling along a branch of the tree, if the needles fall into your hand, the tree is too dry.
Keep trees and flammable materials, such as presents or gift wrapping paper, away from heat sources, including televisions and radios.
Use only those artificial trees with safety approved tags and are flame retardant.
Inspect all holiday lights, and use lights that have been approved by a testing laboratory.
Discard any light strings having frayed cords, bare wires, and loose connections or sockets.
Avoid overloading circuits or extension cords.
Check instructions with light strings to determine the maximum number you may place in one outlet.
Before going to bed or leaving the house, turn off all lights.
Do not leave candles unattended. Before leaving, extinguish all candles.
Keep candles a safe distance from other things, and remember that a flickering flame is a fascination to little children. Keep candles out of their reach.
Never use lighted candles on a tree or near other evergreens.
Always use non-flammable candle holders.
Keep candles away from other decorations and wrapping paper.
Place candles where they cannot be knocked down or blown over.