DuPage Guide to Community Services

Holiday Safety Education

Code: JR-8200.2900

Programs that are designed to increase public awareness of the measures people can take to reduce the risk of accidents and injury during the holidays, particularly those that relate to safety during Christmas. Holiday safety education programs may address dangers associated with Christmas trees that are dried out, non-fire resistant or placed too close to ignition sources such as space heaters; damaged Christmas lights; extension cords that overload or overheat; unsafe or unstable placement of Christmas candles or menorahs; unsafe use of fireplaces; decorations that are sharp, easily breakable or, like angel hair, cause skin irritation when improperly handled; Christmas plants such as poinsettias that may be poison hazards for children and pets; unsafe or age-inappropriate toys or other gifts; holiday-related crime; and problems associated with holiday parties.

See Also:

Holiday Programs (PH-2950)