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Keep the wreath RED

The Park Ridge Fire Department would like to remind residents to “Keep the wreath RED!”  The City’s fire stations have a wreath hanging in front. This wreath is covered in red lights. If a holiday related fire occurs, a red bulb will be taken out and replaced with a white bulb. Below are some tips to a fire safe Holiday season.


  • Be sure to extinguish candles before going to sleep or leaving the house.  It is recommended that you use battery operated candles for decorative purposes.
  • If you have a fresh Christmas tree, keep it well watered.
  • Inspect holiday lights for damage to cords or plugs prior to use.
  • Be careful not to overload electrical outlets and circuits.
  • Test your smoke detectors monthly to ensure that they are functioning properly.


Together we can “Keep the wreath RED!” and have a safe Holiday season in the City of Park Ridge.

Authority of Acting Fire Chief Jeff Sorensen

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