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Clay Fire Department to start Red Wreath program


With the holiday season upon us, firefighters want to remind you to keep your home safe this season.

The Clay Fire Territory is teaming up with other fire departments across the country in the "Keep the Wreath Red" program.

The purpose of the program is to increase fire safety awareness.

Firefighters will place a wreath, which is illuminated with red bulbs, in front of Fire Station 21 at 18776 Cleveland Road.

In the event of a fire, one of the red bulbs will be replaced with a white one. The goal is to keep all the bulbs red.

This year, the program runs from Thanksgiving Day  through New Year's Day. 

Some of the ways you can help keep the wreath red is to remember some of these important safety tips:

  • Don't leave any food cooking unattended

  • Keep the stovetop clear of any flammable items

  • Have a fire extinguisher close by, never use water on a grease fire

  • In case of fire, turn off the heat and close the door

  • Always use a turkey or deep fryers outside and a safe distance from buildings

  • Smoke alarms should be on all levels of a house especially by sleeping areas

If you have any questions, please contact the Community Service Division at (574) 272-2144 or visit

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