The annual Holiday Wreath Program returns to Green Bay to help prevent fires this holiday season.
In a joint effort with the Green Bay International Association of Fire Fighters Local – 141, the Green Bay Metro Fire Department will be hanging Christmas wreaths on all area fire stations.
The wreaths will be initially lit with all green lights. For every residential fire that occurs during this holiday season, one light will be changed to red. This is not to celebrate residential fires but rather to educate everybody on fire safety.
The wreaths will hang from Thanksgiving Day through New Years Day 2018. Thanksgiving is the number one day for cooking fires in the U.S., according to the Green Bay Fire department.
Every year the Green Bay metro area averages 10 to 17 fires during this time and careless cooking is usually the leading cause of these fires, according to the Green Bay Fire Department.
The goal is to remind residents to have a safe holiday season every time you see a wreath on a Green Bay Metro Fire Station. It is the Green Bay Metro Fire Department and the IAFF local -141’s mission to keep these wreaths lit with ALL green lights this holiday season, according to firefighters.
“We would like everybody to practice fire safety when it comes to everything associated with the Holidays. Never leaving candles unattended, keep a safe distance around portable and fixed heating units, pay close attention when cooking meals, and keep your natural Christmas tree well watered,” the Green Bay Fire Department released in a statement.