News Release: Enjoy the Holiday Season with Fire Safety in Mind


Caley Fisher, Public Information Officer
Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control
720-391-1565 |

(December 21, 2018—Lakewood, CO)—  Winter holidays can be an exciting and joyous time of the year; a time for families and friends to get together. But that also means a greater risk for fire.  Watch as Chris Brunette, Fire and Life Safety Section Chief with the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control (DFPC), outlines a few simple tips that will ensure a happy and fire safe holiday season.


  • Test your smoke alarms and tell guests about your home fire escape plan.
  • Keep children and pets away from lit candles.


  • Never use lighted candles near trees, curtains, drapes or near any potentially flammable items. Battery-operated candles are more safe to use.
  • Choose decorations that are flame retardant or flame resistant.