McHenry County M.A.B.A.S. Division 5


Keep the Wreath RED




The McHenry County Fire Chiefs Association is participating in the “Keep the Wreath Red” during this holiday season.  As you drive by your local fire stations please take time to notice the wreath that is displayed out in front of the building.  The wreath will be illuminated with red lights.  If a fire is determined to be caused by Christmas decorations, one of the bulbs will be changed to white.  This program is designed to remind the public of fire safety during the Christmas and New Year holiday seasons.  Let keep all the wreaths red this year and follow these safety tips this season.


 If you want a natural tree, select only a fresh cut one (make sure the needles do not readily fall off)

 Avoid overloading circuits or extension chords

Keep tree away from any heat source

Never use real candles on or near the tree or packages

Turn off lights when adults are away, a short circuit could  start a fire

 Make sure you follow the manufacturer’s  specifications on all electrical decorations