Keep the wreath green
As we all know, fires can happen anytime and anyplace, but during the holiday season, they seem more tragic.
In order to promote fire safety and community awareness, the Daytona Beach Fire Department is joining fire departments across the country in the "Keep The Wreath Green" national campaign by displaying a Christmas wreath at Fire Station 1/Administration Building at 301 S. Beach St. from now through Jan. 1.
Here is how the program works:
The wreath is displayed on Fire Station One in the city throughout the holiday season.
One green bulb on the wreath will be replaced by a red bulb for every structure fire in the city of Daytona Beach. Structure fires include chimney fires, stove and oven fires, and space heater fires.
A white bulb represents a fallen firefighter.
The visual effect of the wreath is to make the public aware of the need for good fire safety during the holidays. Fire Prevention is an everyday event, but during the holiday season, it tends to get overlooked for the sake of decorations.
The holiday season is typically a time to be extra cautious with the use of decorations, home heating, candles and cooking. By following recommended fire safety practices, everyone can have a safe and happy holiday season.
For more information on fire safety, call the Daytona Beach Fire Department at (386) 671-4006.
Lt. Larry R. Stoney
Public and Community Relations officer and chaplain, Daytona Beach Fire Department