HOLIDAY SAFETY PRESS CONFERENCE AND
CHRISTMAS TREE BURN DEMONSTRATION
Los Angeles County Fire Department, Los Angeles Fire Department, Southern California Edison, Los Angeles County Department of Public Works, and City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works will discuss several holiday safety tips including Christmas tree selection, electrical safety, and proper disposal and recycling of Christmas trees. There will also be a demonstration of how quickly an improperly maintained Christmas tree can ignite into an inferno within a simulated residence.
DATE: Wednesday, December 16, 2009
TIME: 10:00 a.m.
LOCATION: Los Angeles County Fire Department
1320 N. Eastern Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90063
CONTACTS: Los Angeles County Fire Department,
Public Affairs Unit at (323) 881-2411
Media will get a close-up view of live fire within a festively adorned simulated house with a Christmas tree and holiday gifts that will go up in smoke in the name of safety.
Along with this dramatic live fire demonstration, fire officials will offer tips for keeping the season safe, merry, and bright.
Fire Officials statement: “A holiday tree can take seven years to grow – and less than seven seconds to become an inferno. As firefighters, we believe this season of joy should also be a season of safety, reminding local residents that smoke alarms and other safety items make thoughtful holiday gifts.”