As the holiday season gets into full swing, the Quincy Fire Department is again reminding residents to make sure to be safe with holiday decorations.
The second annual "Keep The Wreaths Red" campaign kicked off Monday. At each of the city's fire stations there is a wreath hanging to serve as a visual reminder to be safe this holiday season.
Firefighter Jerry Mast says if people are aware, they can minimize their risk.
"Be vigilant. Don't think that it can't happen to you because it can. Twenty-five percent of people in their lifetime will experience a home fire," Mast said. I mean that's a pretty big number, and a lot of them obviously won't be big fires, but that's still a pretty big number and everybody needs to be vigilant. It only takes one accident."
Each wreath has 25 red light bulbs and every time there is a holiday-related fire, one of the red bulbs will be replaced by a white one.
Mast also says Christmas trees are a big risk, and if your pine tree is drying up, don't hesitate to throw it out.
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