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 Holiday Fire Safety Guidelines 

 

SPOTLIGHT

I.     PURPOSE

To provide guidelines when decorating for holidays or special days.

 II.    POLICY  

A. All decorations, such as garland, artificial trees, wreaths, tinsel, and streamers must be labeled as “fire-proof,” “fire-resistant” or “flame-proof.”

B. All holiday lighting should bear a testing lab seal of approval.

C. Never use lights on metallic trees.

D. Natural trees, wreaths and greens are prohibited in public buildings.

E. The use of candles is prohibited in all buildings.

F. Holiday lights should not be left unattended.

G. Decorations must be arranged in a manner not to obstruct exits, emergency lighting, exit signs, or corridors.

H. Straw, hay, corn stalks/fodder, dried flowers, bamboo and other similar combustibles are prohibited as decorations inside facilities without written authorization from the EH&S office.

Paul M. Novak, M.P.H.

Director of Environmental Health and Safety

Stores I Building – 145 Kiester Road

Slippery Rock, PA 16057

Phone: 724-738-2465

FAX: 724-738-4282

 

Joel T. Brown

Fire and Safety Manager

Stores I Building – 145 Kiester Road

Slippery Rock, PA 16057

Phone: 724-738-2466

FAX: 724-738-4282

 

 

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