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Posted on: November 15, 2018

Keep the Wreath Red: Fire Safety Tips from the Lombard Fire Department

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The Lombard Fire Department will be participating in the “Keep the Wreath Red Program,” a visual way to remind residents to take additional safety measures this holiday season.

The Fire Department will display holiday wreaths with red light bulbs outside of its stations beginning Thanksgiving Day, November 23 and ending on January 1, 2019. During this time, if a fire occurs in the Lombard community that is attributed to holiday decorations, one red bulb will be replaced with a white bulb. The goal is to Keep the Wreaths Red! 

  • The Lombard Fire Department offers these safety tips to help keep your homes safer during the holiday season.
  • Consider displaying an artificial tree
  • When using a live tree, select a tree that is dark green in color and one that does not lose its needles readily.
  • Keep live trees away from heat sources
  • Keep live trees well-watered
  • Do not overload lighting circuits or utilize damaged or worn holiday lighting
  • Extinguish candles when you leave the room or go to sleep for the night
  • Keep candles in containers that prevent the candle from tipping over or falling
  • Keep candles away from combustible materials
  • Make sure your smoke detectors and Carbon Monoxide detectors are operable


Please contact the Lombard Bureau of Fire Prevention regarding any home safety concerns or questions at (630)620-5750.

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