The holiday season is here. Across the state, New Yorkers are beginning to hang their lights, decorate their homes, breaking out the holiday candles and setting-up the Christmas tree. The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) would like to remind everyone of a few safety tips to have an enjoyable and safe holiday season.

“The holiday season is a very special time of the year” said FASNY President John P. Farrell. “Unfortunately, we see more fires happen during the holidays. Watering your Christmas tree, checking your smoke alarms, being mindful of candles and following cooking safety are all simple and easy actions everyone can take.”

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