Be safe while decorating for Christmas
Watching National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation is a tradition for families during the holiday season. The humor is silly and in many scenes Clark Griswold would not win any safety awards.
Clark plugged multiple strands of Christmas lights into one socket, and he used an unstable ladder to attach the lights to his home and ended up falling off the roof.
Ladder accidents are the most common reason for emergency room visits. Always have a second person hold the ladder, and never lean a ladder against trees. Over reaching from the ladder can cause the climber to become unbalanced and fall.
Also, when decorating with multiple lighting strands, don’t overload the electrical outlet. Plugging too many cords together can overheat the outlet and start a fire. To save time and money, use a timer to turn Christmas lights on in the evening and off before bedtime.
Nolin RECC cares about your safety and wishes you and your family a safe and blessed Christmas season.