6 Holiday Lighting Safety Tips

By: Lucy Murphy, CISR

Lucy is a licensed property & casualty agent who has been working in the insurance industry for more than 30 years. She has recently earned her CISR designation.

Some of our all-time favorite Christmas movies feature holiday lighting mishaps: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Home Alone, etc. In reality, decorative lighting accidents are anything but funny. Annually, 150 home fires are the result of holiday lights. What’s more, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), nearly 10,000 Americans wind up the emergency room each year owed to falls involving holiday decorations or injuries associated with extension cords.

If you’re planning to deck the halls this weekend, make plans to do so safely using these quick tips:

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On behalf of the entire team at C&S Insurance, have a safe and happy holiday season!

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