Family gatherings, entertaining, holiday decorations -- these are but a few of the activities that make the winter holidays so special and memorable. But each of these activities brings with it an element of fire risk. Each year during the winter holiday season, fires occur, often with tragic results.

The winter holidays are a time for celebration, and that means more  cooking, home decorating, entertaining, and an increased risk of fire due to heating equipment.

Safety tips:

Holiday decorating

Holiday entertaining