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Social media toolkit Holiday fire safety

How to use this toolkit

The toolkit contains content that you can share on Twitter, Facebook and other social media channels to increase awareness about fire safety during the winter holiday season. You can copy this content or customize it to reach your audience.

Messages to share

Help increase awareness about holiday fire safety in your community by sharing these messages on social media.

The top three days of the year for home candle fires are Christmas, New Year’s Day, and New Year's Eve.
  • Only use decorations that are flame-retardant or not flammable.
  • Check holiday lights each year for frayed wires or excessive wear.
  • Don’t link more than three strands of holiday lights.
  • Never leave a burning candle unattended. Consider using battery-operated flameless candles.
  • Keep your live Christmas tree away from heat sources and room exits.
  • Water your live Christmas tree daily to keep it from becoming dry.


Social cards

Use the cards and animations below by themselves or include supporting content with them to reinforce their messages.


Holiday Fire Safety (30 seconds)

Public domain photos

Images can visually reinforce the messages you want to reach your audience with in your social media posts. Use our public domain images to help increase awareness about candle fire safety.

candle fire safety outreach photo
candle fire safety outreach photo
candle fire safety outreach photo

View the candle image gallery

More outreach materials

Visit our holiday, candle and Christmas tree page for links to customizable handouts that you can recommend to community organizations that want to promote fire safety.