BEWARE OF HOLIDAY LIGHTING
Take care when burning candles. Be sure they are kept away from decorations or other combustible materials. Don't leave
children unattended in a room with lit candles, and always keep candles, as well as matches and lighters, out of the reach of children. Never display lighted candles in windows or
near exits. Lit candles should not be used as tree decorations.
DECORATE ONLY WITH FLAME-RETARDANT OR NONCOMBUSTIBLE MATERIALS
Avoid using candles during parties. If guests will be smoking, provide them with large, deep ashtrays and check them
frequently. After the party, check inside and under upholstery and in trash cans for cigarette butts that may be smoldering.
KEEP CHRISTMAS TREES FRESH
Choose a fresh Christmas tree and secure it in a sturdy stand. Place the tree away from heat sources and exits, and
water it daily. If you purchase an artificial tree, be sure it is labeled as fire-retardant. If you plan to hang stockings on your fireplace, do not use the fireplace for fires.
DESIGNATE A DRIVER
When attending a party, always designate a non-drinking driver. If you are the host of a holiday gathering, be sure
there are non-alcoholic beverages available for guests who are driving.
During the holiday months, people travel more than ever. Wearing a seat belt is the easiest and best way to prevent
injury in a motor vehicle collision. Ensure that all passengers are also wearing safety belts.
ENROLL IN A FIRST AID
AND CPR COURSE
Although these tips can help prevent an emergency, it is also important to be prepared should an emergency situation arise. CLICK HERE to register online for a
first aid or CPR course.
GIVE A RED CROSS HOLIDAY GIFT CARD
Make a donation to the American Red Cross of Rhode Island in a loved one's name and we'll mail a holiday-style card out to
that person with your personalized information. Just fill out the Honor Gift section after your donation information on the Online Donation Form (allow 5-7 days for delivery in the mail.)
As you honor your loved ones, you show kindness to those in need, with your Red Cross Holiday Gift Card. Send one today!
GET YOUR FURRY FRIENDS A SPECIAL GIFT
Our Pet First Aid book is an important reference guide for anyone with a cat or dog. Click on the link above to purchase your copy, or ask for
Pet First Aid at your local bookstore.