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Holiday Season Fire Safety

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With the holiday season upon us, the Elk Grove Village Fire Department wants to remind our residents of the importance of fire safety. During the winter months, many households engage in activities that serve as some of the leading causes of U.S. home fires, including: cooking, Christmas trees, candle usage and holiday decorations.

 

Did You Know?

  • Two of every five home decoration fires are started by candles
  • Nearly 50% of decoration fires are caused by decorations that are too close to a heat source
  • Thanksgiving is the leading day of the year for home fires caused by cooking equipment