Christmas Fire Safety

by Lexi Myer

e833b1062ef71c3e81584d04ee44408be273ead419b2164893f1_640_fireplaceOne of my favorite memories of Christmas is when all of us kids were young, and we would gather in the living room with a warm fire, watching a classic Christmas movie, and eat my mom’s famous sugar cookies. It was such a simple thing that brought us all together in a cozy room. I look forward to continuing traditions like that with my family (my mom even shared her sugar cookie recipe with me!) as it continues to grow.

All of us have fun memories and traditions that we love from this time of year. As you prepare to make more memories this season, take some time to make sure that everything is safely decorated with these safety tips from the NFPA:

  • Be careful with holiday decorations. Choose decorations that are flame resistant or flame retardant.
  • Keep lit candles away from decorations and other things that can burn (never put lit candles on a tree to decorate).
  • Keep anything that can burn at least three feet away from heating equipment like the furnace, fireplace, wood stove, or portable space heater.
  • Have heating equipment and chimneys cleaned and inspected every year by a qualified professional.
  • Make sure the fireplace has a sturdy screen to stop sparks from flying in the room. Ashes should be cool before putting them in a metal container. Keep the container a safe distance away from your home.
  • Test smoke alarms at least once a month.

From all of us at MAX Insurance Agency, Inc., enjoy your holiday season!

About Lexi MyerLexi

St. Louis Cardinals fan, Mom of one daughter, and Insurance Agent!
Direct Phone – 913-754-3836

Lexi started at MAX in June of 2016, and has 2 years of experience in the insurance industry. Lexi enjoys spending time with her husband, newborn baby girl, and Chihuahua/Beagle mix Ted. Lexi and her family are big St. Louis Cardinals baseball fans and travel to see them whenever they can. She also works with students of the University of Kansas (KU) as her husband is a campus pastor there.

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