By: CCVFEMS Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith
A live Christmas tree burn conducted by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) shows just how quickly a dried-out Christmas tree fire burns, with flashover occurring in less than one minute, as compared to a well-watered tree, which burns at a much slower rate.
Your volunteer fire and EMS departments want to remind everyone to “water their live Christmas tree daily”. We do not want to visit your home under these most unfortunate circumstances.
Check your smoke alarm – Sleep with your bedroom door closed.