This year the New Lenox Fire Protection District will once again be participating in Keep the Wreath Red which is a statewide initiative to practice fire safety during the holidays. Each of the New Lenox Fire Protection District’s (NLFPD) four fire stations will have a large wreath on the front of them with all red lights. If NLFPD responds to a residential fire in the district, a white light bulb will replace a red one.
“The red wreaths serve as a reminder for all New Lenox residents to be safe when decorating this holiday season,” stated Dan Turner, NLFPD Deputy Fire Chief. The wreaths are part of the “Keep the Wreath Red” fire safety campaign, that reminds everyone to practice fire safety during the holiday season.
The wreaths will be on each of New Lenox’s fire stations from Friday, November 27th through Sunday, January 3rd.
Help the NLFPD “Keep the Wreath Red” by following a few easy safety tips:
Unplug holiday lights before leaving home or sleeping
Do not overload extension cords
Be careful with candles and open flames
Use flame-retardant decorations
Ensure lights are in good condition and Underwriters Laboratories (UL) listed
Keep natural trees watered; do not rely on chemical sprays to make your tree flame resistant
Remember to check all smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in your home. For more information contact the NLFPD at 815-463-4500, www.nlfire.com, or visit us on Facebook. For additional winter safety information go to www.NFPA.org.