Office of the State Fire Marshal

State Fire Marshal Charles M. Duffy

Captain Monica Alexander
Government and Media Relations
(360) 596-4010 – office
(360) 596-4015 – fax
http://www.wsp.wa.gov

*** For Immediate Release***

Date: December 7, 2015
Contact: Chief Deputy State Fire Marshal Dan Johnson
Phone: (360) 596-3913
E-mail: Dan.Johnson@wsp.wa.gov
Twitter: @wafiremarshal


A Season for Sharing Fire Safety

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The State Fire Marshal's Office would like to remind residents to be fire safe with their holiday decorations this season, especially Christmas trees. If your household includes a natural tree in its festivities, keep the tree well watered. Improper care and decoration of a live or artificial tree can lead to catastrophic fires. "It takes only seconds for a tree to ignite and the entire room to become engulfed in flames," says State Fire Marshal Charles Duffy.

By following some of the outlined precautionary tips, individuals can ensure a safe and happy holiday.

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The Office of the State Fire Marshal is a Bureau of the Washington State Patrol, providing fire and life safety services to the citizens
of Washington State including inspections of state licensed facilities, plan review of school construction projects, licensing of fire
sprinkler contractors and pyrotechnic operators, training Washington States firefighters, and collecting emergency response data.

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