The winter holiday season is a festive and eventful time of year that traditionally includes notable increases in celebrations, family gatherings, and the presence of overnight houseguests. According to a recent consumer survey conducted by the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), nearly 60 percent of people expect to host guests in their homes during the holiday season.
Preparing for the arrival of guests in the midst of the hectic holiday season can be challenging. While festive decorations and savory food may seem like the most important aspects of holiday entertaining, remember not to overlook the safety of your guests. Statistics show that incidents of home fires and electrical accidents typically increase during the winter holiday season.
ESFI provides these easy safety tips and resources to help you give the gift of safety to your family and friends this holiday season:
Additional information about Fire Safety, Entertaining Safety, Children's Safety, and safety-related Holiday Gifts can be found in the 2013 Holiday Toolkit and throughout the Holiday Safety section of the website.