Worry Less in Conway with These Fire Safety Tips and Tricks for the Holidays

We’re all about to be bogged down with the holidays. It’s easy to forget that fire damage is so prevalent this time of the year. By learning fire safety tips and tricks specifically for the holiday season, you can worry less and enjoy time with your family more!

Seasonal Fire Safety

According to Lorraine Carli, vice president of NFPA’s Outreach and Advocacy division, “By knowing where potential fire hazards exist and taking the needed steps to prevent them, people can enjoy the season’s celebrations and traditions while keeping their families, guests and homes safe.”

From frying turkeys to holiday trees, it seems that fire hazards surround us during the holidays. If you have any safety concerns or questions this holiday season, you can contact Horry County Fire & Rescue at (843) 915-5190.

  • Decorating the Home — Before you hang string lights, check the wiring for signs of fraying or damage.
  • Candles — Lit candles should be three feet from flammable objects and never unattended.
  • Cooking — When frying a turkey, use the backyard and keep the pot well away from structures.

What is the Top Holiday Fire Prevention Tip for Your Community?

Frying a turkey is a common practice around Thanksgiving. If that’s your plan, remember to completely thaw the turkey before dunking it in the fryer to avoid an explosion of hot oil. At the same time, do not leave the pot unattended.
According to the U.S. Fire Administration, most cooking fires start when someone ignores frying food.
We’ve developed a free downloadable guide of fire safety tips for homeowners. You can get your copy of “The Recipe for a Safe Family Holiday — The Do’s and Don’ts for Fire Prevention” right here!
DOWNLOAD THE HOLIDAY FIRE SAFETY TIPS With the holidays around the corner, Restoration 1 of Horry County is gearing up to help homeowners like you. For fire damage restoration, please call 843-279-2662. No matter the disaster, we’ll be there to help you!

About The Author

Jake Gervin is the president of Restoration 1 of Horry County. Jake and his team of professionals are all certified by the IICRC and have years of experience in home and commercial restoration.