For a Safe Post-Christmas

Issue 12 and Volume 107.

For a Safe Post-Christmas A Christmas tree is a beautiful symbol of a merry time of the year for children and grownups. But by fire fighters, a dried-out, resinous tree inside a house, church or other occupancy is considered only in the light of a severe fire hazard to all those within the occupancy. Acting on the theory that it is better to prevent fires than to have to fight one already started, last year the Colorado Springs Fire Department undertook a campaign to collect and dispose of Christmas trees that have served their prime purpose, thus eliminating them as post-holiday hazards. It was decided to combine this with a spectacular display that would at the same time provide some publicity and education on the score of fire prevention. The plan was to collect the trees into a large pile for burning and to hold a sort of public bonfire.…

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