RV safety reminders

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rvfire_MacMcCoyFire is one of the greatest safety hazard in recreation vehicles, so it is wise to review a few holiday safety tips from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

While most of the items are common sense, they are a good reminder of simple things we can do to help keep our families and RVs safe during the Holiday Season.

Tips for a safer holiday:

• Inspect holiday lights each year for frayed wires, bare spots and excessive kinking or wear before putting them up.

• Connect strings of lights to an extension cord before plugging the cord into the outlet.

• Consider using battery-operated flameless candles, which can look, smell and feel like
real candles.

• If you do use lit candles, make sure they are in stable holders, and place them where they
cannot be knocked down easily.

For other common RV fire hazards, read Mac McCoy’s (Mac the Fire Guy) “34 Fire Facts That Can Save Your Life”

Julianne G. Crane

Photo: Courtesy of Mac the Fire Guy.

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