'Tis the Season to be Careful - The 12 days of Christmas Fire Safety

The festive season of goodwill and cheer is well and truly here! However, Christmas is also a time when extra fire hazards are in the home such as candles, open fires and Christmas tree lights. 


On the 1st day of Christmas. Ensure you have working smoke alarms installed on all levels of your home.

On the 2nd day of Christmas. Never leave your cooking unattended, always turn off kitchen appliances when you have finished cooking.

On the 3rd day of Christmas. ​Don’t overload plug sockets.

On the 4th day of Christmas. Make sure your cigarette is fully put out.

On the 5th day of Christmas. Never use heaters to dry clothes.

On the 6th day of Christmas. Never leave candles burning unattended, and keep them out of reach of pets and children.

On the 7th day of Christmas. Ensure you water your Christmas tree often, as a dry tree can become a fire hazard.

On the 8th day of Christmas. When watering your Christmas tree, be careful that your lights are safe and out of the way.

On the 9th day of Christmas. If you’re planning to include festive fireworks, be safe, not sorry. And stick to the ​firework safety code.

On the 10th day of Christmas. Be careful unwrapping Christmas gifts close to an open fire and naked flames.

On the 11th day of Christmas. Ensure you switch off fairy lights and your Christmas lights, unplug them before you go to bed.

On the 12th day of Christmas​. Make sure that everyone in your home knows what to do in the event of fire - get out quickly and call 999.


Stay Safe. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us at Hunter Safety Group.