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Springfield Fire Department Offers Tips For Staying Safe This Holiday Season


The Springfield Fire Department is offering advice for safe decorating this holiday season. 

Some tips:  Choose decorations that are flame resistant or flame retardant; turn off all lights before going to bed or leaving home; don’t overload electrical outlets; water fresh Christmas trees daily; keep at least three feet of clear space between heat sources and decorations; never leave a burning candle unattended and test smoke alarms to make sure they’re working.

You can find out more here.

Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.