|Decorate Safely This Holiday Season|
For Release: November 21, 2012
Contact: Kyla Kruse, 217-546-6815
Decorate Safely This Holiday Season
(SPRINGFIELD, ILL.)—The holiday season is a busy time of year, but take care to not let it become a dangerous time. Guests, cooking, space heating, and decorations can add up to a dangerous situation in a home. Safe Electricity encourages you to protect your loved ones by decorating safely this season.
“In the chaos of holiday celebrations, it is easy to forget safety,” says Molly Hall, executive director of the Safe Electricity program. “Before the celebrations begin, take time to decorate safely.”
In the two months around the holidays approximately 14,000 people end up at hospitals for injuries related to holiday decorating, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Safe Electricity has tips to help you and your guests avoid becoming part of this statistic:
Safe Electricity wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday season. For more information on staying safe and protecting your loved ones, visit SafeElectricity.org.
Safe Electricity is the award-winning program of the Energy Education Council, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to promoting electrical safety and that also provides information on energy efficiency and renewable resources. Energy Education Council members include more than 400 utilities in 30 states as well as energy-related organizations and educators.
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The Energy Education Council is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting electrical safety and energy efficiency. Established in 1952, the Council is headquartered within the University of Illinois Extension, and serves as a forum for diverse utility and energy organizations to collaborate on the mutually vital issues of efficiency and safety. Learn more at www.EnergyEdCouncil.org.