Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department
4100 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Phone: 703-246-3801, TTY: 711 and Fax:703-385-1687
Duty PIO (Weekends/After-hours): 703-877-3702
News Release 10-108
Date: December 1, 2010
According to the National Fire Protection Association, overloaded electric outlets and faulty wires are the most common causes of holiday fires in homes. These types of fires can be just as dangerous with an artificial tree or a live tree. In an effort to increase Christmas tree safety, the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department provides local tree vendors with "Fire Safety and Your Tree" safety cards. A replica of the 5 by 8 inch green and white card is shown below:
For a multilingual version of this information, please visit our website at http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fr/download/MultiLanguageTreeTag.pdf.
For more information, call Daniel L. Schmidt or Captain I Randal Bittinger, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, 703-246-3801 and TTY: 711. Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs, services and activities. Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request.