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Fairfax County Christmas Tree Recycling

From Fairfax County:

All Christmas trees less than 8 feet tall can be recycled at the curb in Fairfax County during the first two weeks in January at no additional cost. Please remove tree stands, ornaments, tinsel, lights and tree toppers. For larger trees, contact your trash collector for recycling details. See more Holiday Tips.

Ty Pennington to Headline All New Washington Home & Garden Show

Ty Pennington to Headline All New Washington Home & Garden Show

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Host Returns to DC

Washington, DC (December 1, 2011)—The all new Washington Home & Garden Show is extremely pleased to announce that Ty Pennington, the iconic host of ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition will headline the March 9-11 Show at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in downtown DC.

“We are incredibly excited to have one of the most recognized personalities in home improvement join us for our new and improved Washington Home & Garden Show,” said Alyson Caplan, Show Manager.  “Ty has supported Marketplace Events for four years and he is finally able to come to DC to offer his home design expertise to residents in the nation’s capital.”

Holiday Lighting Safety—Tips to Follow

Holiday Lighting Safety—Tips to Follow

From Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department:

The holiday season is a festive and joyous occasion. However, it's also a dangerous part of the year; over 400 lives are claimed, more than 1,600 injuries occur, and over $990 million in property damage is lost. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, taking simple, common-sense, life-saving steps will help ensure a safe and happy holiday. By taking some easy precautions, residents can greatly reduce their chances of becoming a holiday fire casualty.

Lighting Safety Tips

Firefighters Distribute Christmas Tree Safety Tags

Firefighters Distribute Christmas Tree Safety Tags

From Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department:

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department crews will be distributing Christmas tree safety tags to holiday tree lot vendors during the week prior to the Thanksgiving holiday. The green and white 5 x 8 inch tags provide valuable fire safety tips for residents when purchasing a tree.

Vendors will provide the “Fire Safety and Your Tree” tags with every tree purchase while they last.

Christmas Tree Fire Safety Tips

Thanksgiving is the Busiest Day for Fires; Here Are Your Safe Cooking Tips

Thanksgiving is the Busiest Day for Fires; Here Are Your Safe Cooking Tips

From Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department:

Thanksgiving Day is the busiest day for the fire service. More property damage and lives are lost in residential structure fires on Thanksgiving Day than any other day of the year. The increase applies mostly to cooking fires in family homes. An estimated 2,000 Thanksgiving Day fires in residential buildings are reported to U.S. fire department each year and cause an estimated average of 5 deaths, 25 injuries, and $121 million in property loss. Over the last several years, turkey fryer fires have contributed significantly to the increase in cooking fires. The use of turkey fryers by consumers can lead to devastating burns, other injuries, and destruction of property. The following safe cooking tips can help to make your holiday safer:

Be Safe When Using Alternate Heating Sources

From Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department:

Fall and winter are upon us. The cooler temperatures cause many of us to seek out alternative sources to heat our home and keep warm. Alternate heating sources are a major contributing factor in residential fires. The following safety tips will help you keep a safe home.