A&J Fire Extinguisher, a leading fire extinguisher service provider in the New York City area that supplies products and services for all fire protection needs, has been advising NYC residents about the myriad of fire hazards that accompany the holiday season. Through a wealth of vital information to ensure this celebratory period is a safe one, A&J is using its expertise to help residents understand how festive decorations present fire risks that can quickly turn this joyous time of year into a devastating circumstance.
“Flickering lights and menorahs, festive celebrations and winter greens are all representative of the holiday season, but they also present fire risks that should not be overlooked,” says Jack Shammah, owner of A&J Fire Extinguisher. “We work to educate the public about potential fire risks during the holidays so that everyone can safely enjoy the season.”
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According to A&J representatives like Shammah, there are a number of frightening statistics that should be enough to ensure families take caution with their holiday décor, including the fact that lighting or electrical distribution equipment is involved in two out of every five (40-percent) Christmas tree fires in homes; more than one-third (37-percent) of Christmas tree fires at home start in the living room, family room or den – and all of the deaths and roughly three-quarters (72-percent) of the injuries result from fires started in these areas – and that the three primary days for home candle fires are Christmas, New Year’s Day and New Year’s Eve.
“Carefully decorating one’s New York City home can help make the holidays safer,” concludes Shammah. “Between 2009 and 2014, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 210 home fires that started with Christmas trees per year, and these same departments responded to an estimated average of 860 home structure fires per year that began with decorations, excluding Christmas trees. What the public needs to realize is that Christmas trees are combustible items that become increasingly flammable as they continue to dry out in a home, and though Christmas tree fires are less common, as a whole, compared to other types, when they do occur they’re much more likely to be serious.”
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