The decorations we use this time of the year can cause major fire hazards. Real Christmas trees pose a huge problem if they are not kept watered. Paying special attention to the type of extension cords you are using for outside and making sure they are outdoor cords is very important. Recently we saw a clip FireAdvocates.org did on fire safety on the news. The video shows just how crazy fast a fire breaks out and how little time you would have to escape the structure.
Make sure your family and co-workers have an escape plan each person knows and can do in the dark.