Westmont, Illinois -- Date Issued: November 14, 2023
“While the holidays are a wonderful time of year for friends and families, it is important to remember to be vigilant regarding fire safety,” said Westmont Fire Chief Steve Riley. “The end-of-year holiday fire statistics are quite sobering and remind us all to take the necessary precautions to keep our families safe.”
End Of Year Holiday Fire Facts
Keep The Wreath Red Program“To help inspire and remind our citizens regarding the importance of fire safety, the Westmont Fire Department will once again promote the Keep The Wreath Red Program,” added Riley.
The Keep the Wreath Red Program is an annual event aimed at increasing the awareness of safety while decorating our homes for the holidays. Outside both Fire Stations is a wreath with red lights. The wreaths remain lit 24 hours a day during the holiday season December 1 through January 2, 2024. If a fire occurs that is determined to be the result of a holiday decoration, a white bulb will replace a red bulb on the wreath. The hope is that the wreath will serve as a constant reminder to practice safety while displaying holiday decorations.
Holiday Fire Safety TipsThe following are some safety practices to keep in mind this holiday season.
If you have any fire safety questions, please contact the Westmont Fire Department at 630-981-6400.