The holidays are a time for celebration, family, and decorations. Cuddles up by the fire, then making hot chocolate. These are joyous times and we want you to treasure all that 2018 has brought to you and look forward to a wonderful 2019. But with all this festive celebration, also comes new hazards and safety considerations for homes and businesses alike. Each year nearly 47,000 fires occur during the winter holidays, claiming more than 500 lives, causing more than 2,200 injuries, and costing $554M in property damage, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). The increased use of candles, fireplaces, and combustible decorations means more risk for fire. It is important that employees and tenants know the property rules and regulations as they relate to holiday fire safety for your organization. Read more from the blog of Philadelphia Insurance Companies.