Santa Cruise is Coming On December 22nd!!!
We've heard from Santa Claus and it is official. He will be in Holly Springs on Dec 22 and will once again tour our Fire District. He's bringing his helpers and letting his reindeer rest for the big night on the 24th so, he will be riding on our trucks with all the lights and sirens announcing his arrival. We will head out from the Station at 1:00 p.m. to begin his visit. Santa wants to be sure he gets to see all the children and asks that you email your address to him so he will be sure to make it by your house.
(Please scroll down to read some holiday safety points - Thanks)
That magical time of the year is upon us once again. A time of family and celebration. And, a time to brush up on holiday safety. No lectures or boring lists of statistics; just a reminder of things to watch during this time of year.
- Christmas Trees: Real trees make the best trees (IMO) but present the most danger. Even though they have been cut they still absorb water...and a lot of it. Real trees dry out rapidly and it is a fact that fires started by these type trees result in more damage and death/casualty rates. So, check the water supply daily...'nuff said!
- Electrical Considerations: Check all wiring on lights or other powered ornaments. Discard or repair if damaged or frayed. Don't route wiring under rugs or across flooring. If using an external heating sources place it away from your tree. Be careful not to overload electrical circuits.
- Candles: Candles are popular and add so much to the atmosphere during this season. The danger is obvious so just be careful where you place them and never leave them unattended.
- Kitchen/Cooking Safety: This time of year brings increased activity and excitement in our homes and increases the likelihood of accidents. Watch the young ones running around especially in the kitchen while pots are boiling and the oven is cooking. Use timers to assist in watching food cook. And, I am reminded of the commercial that talks about cooking the turkey in the cooker and burning down Grandma's garage. Lastly, check your first aid kit for ointment and bandages just in case of burns.
- Shopping: STRESSFUL! Crowds, sales, kids, etc. Travel from mall to store to mall and the traffic is like NY City. This is a formula for accidents. Buckle the kids in, turn off the Cell and anticipate the other person's actions. Most of all be SAFE. Park in well lit areas, be aware of your surroundings, ask for an escort after dark if you feel you need one. Keep your strong hand/arm free just in case and don't become distracted when loading your vehicle. Just simple safety practices.
Well, that is it for safety topics. We hope and wish for a happy holiday season for all. And, ask that you take a moment to remember the "reason for the season".