The Ottumwa Courier

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November 26, 2013

Fire department offers safety tips for winter, holiday season

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• Use clips, not nails, to hang lights so the cords do not get damaged.

• Keep decorations away from windows and doors.

If you are hosting a holiday get-together, be sure to keep these safety tips in mind as well:

HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING

• Test your smoke alarms and tell guests about your home fire escape plan.

• Keep children and pets away from lit candles.

• Keep matches and lighters up high in a locked cabinet.

• Stay in the kitchen when cooking on the stovetop.

• Ask smokers to smoke outside. Remind smokers to keep their smoking materials with them so young children do not touch them.

Contact the Ottumwa fire Department at 641-683-0667 with questions regarding winter or holiday fire safety.

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