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Holiday and Party Safety Checklist

The Grande Prairie Fire Department wants you to have a safe Christmas season. You can use our checklist to help you stay safe while enjoying the holidays.

Do you have any holiday decorations?

Make sure all decorations are flame resistant

  • Check that all electric decorations are:
    • unplugged before everyone leaves the home or goes to bed
    • inspected and replaced as necessary
    • UL or ULC labelled

Do you have a Christmas tree?

  • Water natural Christmas trees daily
  • Place any Christmas tree away from exits, heaters, and candles
  • Christmas Tree Fire Video Presentation

Do you use candles?

  • Always supervise children when candles are in use
  • Never use candles in the bedroom
  • Use candles carefully and only in a candle holder with a non-tip base
  • Blow out candles before people leave the room or go home

Do you have a fireplace?  

  • Never throw holiday gift wrap in the fireplace
  • Make sure the fireplace has a sturdy screen or heat-tempered glass
  • Cool ashes for 72 hours in a non-combustible container before throwing them away


Does anyone in your home smoke?

  • Provide large deep ash trays
  • Empty ashtrays in the toilet
  • Check sofa and cushions for fallen cigarettes and smoking material
  • Never use flower pots or planters to dispose of smoking material
  • Always use a smoking materials receptacle designed for exterior use when outdoors
  • Keep children safe. ensure all lighters and matches are locked and out of reach from children


  • Keep matches and lighters out of reach of children 
  •  Keep exits unblocked by decorations, chairs or other items
Last updated: 1/12/2016 9:26:19 AM