GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) — If you drive past a Green Bay Metro Fire Department, you may notice a wreath hanging outside, but it’s not like any other wreath.
The wreaths are part of a public awareness campaign that will last from Thanksgiving Day through January 1, 2020.
Initially they will be lit with green lights, but for every residential fire that occurs, a light will turn red. It is not to celebrate residential fires, but to educate people on fire safety.
Ever year, there are 13 to 17 fires during the season and careless cooking is usually the leading cause of those fires.
The Fire Department offers these tips:
- Never leave candles unattended
- Keep a safe distance around portable and fixed heating units
- Pay close attention when cooking meals
- Keep your natural Christmas tree watered
For more safety information, call the Green Bay Metro Fire Department at (920)448-3293