Be Safe With Holiday Lights And Extension Cords

Tis the season for avoidable fires

Hanging the lights, trimming the tree will be on a lot of to-do lists this weekend. Samantha Hoffmann at the Barrie Fire Service hoping you’ll get the right extension cord for the circumstance to reduce the risk of overheating and fire. For instance, indoor cords should not be used outdoors – they can’t handle the cold. Inside the house, she says you need to resist the urge to hide cords under mats and carpets, as well as stringing two of three extension cords together. She runs down a list of holiday do’s and dont’s in our interview below: