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How To Be Safe When Decorating For The Christmas Holiday

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OAK HILL, WV (WOAY) – There is only a few weeks left until it’s Christmas Day. A lot of people like to decorate their homes and offices to show and spread some Christmas Cheer. There are some important things to keep in mind while hanging those lights and plugging in those blow up Santa’s and Snowmen.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. People are taking the time out to decorate their homes for the Christmas holiday.

One family shares how they decorate for Christmas.

“ Big lights that usually sit in the ground that use electric. We try to pick a nice warm day and we get out there and we work on them together.” Said Nancy Massie

While decorating your house for Christmas can be fun, it can also be dangerous if you’re not careful when plugging cords into electrical outlets.

“ I try to get no more than a couple of them on different circuits you know, Not on the same circuit.” Said Joe Massie

There are a lot of ways people decorate their homes from the inside to the outside. Certain equipment is needed to put those decorations on display.

“Inspect the equipment. Make sure that there’s nothing that can cause a fire such as, Frey’s or damage to the bulbs. Make sure that your bulbs are replaced. Then you’re going to want to make sure your equipment is appropriate for the right setting so you’re not going to use indoor bulbs outside. Said Joseph Cooper, EMT and Firefighter for the Mount Hope Fire Department

“Just don’t overload the circuits you know, you can put too much on them and that’s when you get in trouble.” Said Joe Massie

Try and remember these tips when decorating so you can stay safe while having a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday.




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