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Festive decorations, flickering lights and winter greens are hallmarks of the holiday season, but they also present fire risks that can quickly turn this time of year into a devastating one. Electrical and heating fires are in the top 5 leading causes of home fires in Springfield. The good news is that most of these fires are preventable. The Springfield Fire Department recommends these tips to keep you and your family safe this holiday season:
Fire Chief David Pennington also wants to remind citizens of the importance of working smoke alarms.
“It is critical to your safety that you have working smoke alarms in your home. Smoke alarms should be installed on every level of your home, in every bedroom, and outside each sleeping area,” Pennington says.
The Fire Department provides free smoke alarms to Springfield residents. Contact the Fire Department at 417-874-2300 or [email protected] to request one.
Media inquiries are directed to the Springfield Fire Department media line at 417-874-2301.