Stay Safe This Holiday Season

Christmas Tree and Decoration Fires

Christmas trees are combustible items that become increasing flammable as they continue to dry out in your home. 

  • Ensure your tree is properly watered
  • Place tree away from any heat source
  • Dispose of tree properly and in a timely manner

Holiday Cooking Safety

The holidays are the most common dates for structure fires caused by cooking. Stay safe while cooking by following these safety tips: 

  • Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, grilling, boiling, or broiling food.
  • If you are simmering, baking, or roasting food, check it regularly, remain in the kitchen while food is cooking, and use a timer to remind you that you are cooking.
  • Keep anything that can catch fire — oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels or curtains — away from your stovetop.

The Scotts Valley Fire District Wishes You and Your Family a Safe and Happy Holiday Season!