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Fire Department seeks help keeping the wreath green

Family gatherings, colorful decorations and elaborate meals are the hallmarks of the holiday season, but the tidings of the season also can pose a risk when it comes to fire safety. That’s why the Oak Park Fire Department is launching its Keep the Wreath Green holiday safety campaign. From Nov. 24 until Jan. 1, a wreath hanging at the Central Fire Station will be adorned with green lights. For every holiday related fire in Oak Park, a bulb will be changed from green to red as a reminder of the risks. By following these simple rules, you can help the Fire Department keep the wreath green this year:

  • Water your Christmas tree daily
  • Check holiday lights for frayed ends
  • Keep your tree at least 3 feet away from heat sources
  • Never leave a lit candle unattended
  • Keep close watch on your stove or oven when cooking
  • Test your smoke detectors throughout your home regularly

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