Put a Freeze on Winter Fires

Carbon monoxide

Carbon monoxide incidents are more common during the winter months, and in residential properties. Carbon monoxide calls to fire departments are more common during the early evening hours.

Video: NFPA’s Ben Evarts explains why carbon monoxide is dangerous.

Electrical safety

Electricity is one of our basic needs. The best way to keep your home safe from electrical hazards is to take good care of appliances and to use all electrical equipment properly.


Heating equipment is one of the leading causes of home fires during the winter months. In fact, half of all home heating fires occur in December, January, and February.


Cooking is the leading cause of home fires and related injuries.


The top three days for home candle fires are Christmas, New Year's Day and Christmas Eve.


The winter holiday season should be a joyous time of year. However, certain types of fires and injuries associated with holiday decorating are much more common during this season.

See more NFPA resources on winter safety topics: 

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