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Candle Fire Safety

Candles are a part of many celebrations, but open flames make them dangerous if they tip over or when they are placed too close to anything that can burn.

Did you know:

On average, 20 home candle fires are reported each day.

Source: NFPA

Inform your community about the dangers of improper candle use and urge them to consider battery-operated flameless candles with these messages and free materials.

Messages to share

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Consider using battery-operated flameless candles, which can look, smell and feel like real candles.
If you do use lit candles, make sure they are in stable holders and place them where they cannot be knocked down easily.
Keep candles at least 12 inches away from anything that burns.
Blow out candles when you leave a room or home, or when you go to bed.
Don't use lit candles in bedrooms, bathrooms and sleeping areas.
Use flashlights, not candles, if you have a power outage.

Social media graphics and stock photos

social media card: burning candle alone


Pictographs can help overcome literacy barriers by communicating messages with pictures. Our pictographs will help you to communicate candle fire safety messages to high-risk populations.

pictograph: candle in group
pictograph: candle alone
pictograph: candle with batteries