‘Keep the Wreath Bright, Prevent A Red Light’ starts Thursday

Published: Nov. 24, 2021 at 12:03 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 24, 2021 at 7:35 PM CST
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MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - Mankato Public Safety’s fire prevention campaign “Keep the Wreath Bright, Prevent a Red Light” begins Thursday.

The campaign runs until Jan. 1, with a goal to keep the wreath lit with only clear bulbs during the holidays.

Red bulbs represent preventable fires and blue bulbs represent preventable injuries.

Last year there were three red bulbs, and public safety officials want to keep decreasing that number every year.

”Using battery-operated candles, they have that technology out there now that they look extremely real. They are battery operated and there is no heat source. Avoiding over boarding any electrical outlets and keeping extension cords, if we are using any extension cords, to make sure they are in good condition,” explained Sean Hayes, risk management commander at Mankato Public Safety.

Hayes adds that staying in the kitchen while cooking is one of the biggest ways to prevent fires.

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