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Posted on: December 5, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Keep the Wreaths Red

A wreath with red lights is hung on Fire Station One.

The DeKalb Fire Department is pleased to announce its 26th annual Red Wreath Program. Since 1986, DeKalb Fire Department has displayed lighted wreaths as a visual reminder of home fire safety during the holiday season.

On Thanksgiving Day, DeKalb firefighters displayed wreaths with all red bulbs outside each fire station. If an emergency fire incident related to the holiday season occurs, firefighters will replace a red bulb with a white bulb. This display will continue through January 1, 2023. Our community’s goal is to keep all the wreaths red.

Each time drivers and pedestrians observe the red wreaths at the fire stations we hope they are reminded to celebrate the holidays safely and Keep the Wreaths Red!

The leading causes of holiday fires include cooking, candles, electrical short circuits in decorative lighting, and combustible holiday decorations. Chimney fires and heating appliances such as space heaters also are a risk.

If you have any questions about the Red Wreath Program or would like any information about fire safety, please contact the DeKalb Fire Department at 815-748-8460.

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