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Holiday Decorating Safety

Winter holidays are quickly approaching! Take a look at these decorating safety tips from The National Safety Council as you gear up for the holiday season.


  • Check that your artificial tree is labeled "fire resistant"

  • Keep potentially poisonous plants like mistletoe, holly berries, etc., away from children and pets

  • Turn off lights and decorations when leaving your home or sleeping

  • Replace light sets that are broken or cracked, have damaged wires, or loose connections

  • Place your tree at least 3 feet away from heat sources like fireplaces and radiators

  • Make sure not to stress wiring when hanging decorative lights and keep plugs away from water sources

  • Avoid placing smaller, more breakable ornaments on lower tree branches where they may be more easily accessible to small children

  • Choose the correct ladder when hanging lights, whether using them for outdoor or indoor decorating purposes


If you find yourself needing medical attention following an accident or emergency, Murray County Medical Center is here to help! We have a 24/7 emergency room and ambulance services.

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