Seniors Aware of Fire Education- Candles

The December holidays will be with us before we know it. Many of the customs involve candles. So, here are a few things to be mindful of when using candles:

  • Consider using battery-operated, flameless candles; what doesn't burn can't burn you or your house.
  • When using candles that burn, place them in sturdy, safe candleholders that will not burn or tip over.
  • Keep candles at least 12 inches from anything that can burn.
  • Never leave a burning candle unattended.
  • Never use a candle where medical oxygen is being used.
  • Be careful not to splatter hot wax when extinguishing a candle.

Have very S.A.F.E. holidays!

~ Worth Noyes, SAFE Educator

Williamsburg & Cummington Fire Departments

The Senior SAFE program is sponsored by many of your fire departments and the

Massachusetts Department of Fire Services.