Halloween Fire Safety in the Home and Office

As we approach the end of October, Halloween decorations are starting to appear in yards and windows. Decorating can be a fun way to amuse friends and neighbors and get employees in a festive mood. Whether you plan to decorate at home or at the office, keep a few safety tips in mind to make sure everyone stays safe during this holiday.

Avoid Open Flames

Instead of placing a candle in your carved pumpkins, consider using a glow stick or battery-operated candle. You can even find flickering candles or ones in spooky colors. If you do decide to use a candle, make sure not to leave it unattended and keep other decorations away from it.

Don’t Overload Outlets

During all the excitement of decorating for Halloween, electrical safety may not be at the forefront of your mind. Overloaded outlets and extension cords are a sure way to start a fire; be sure to spread out all your lights and other electrical decorations.

Equip Everyone with Safety tips

Make sure everyone knows where the exits are, and teach your employees or family members stop, drop, and roll.

Install Sprinkler Systems

Every home or business has smoke alarms, but what about a sprinkler system? Whether you’re decorating your home or business, a sprinkler system will be there in case a fire starts.

The team at Columbia Fire understands that sprinkler systems are the ultimate defense against quickly spreading fires. If you want us to install one at your property, or if you need your current system inspected, give us a call today. We would be happy to make sure you’re ready for all the Halloween festivities!