December 07, 2018

Celebrate 12 Days of Holiday Safety

To ensure you and your family stay safe this December, Ministry of Government Relations urges you to take part in their 12 Days of Holiday Safety campaign.

“The holiday season is a time of joy and a few common sense decisions can keep your celebrations safe,” Government Relations Minister Warren Kaeding said.  “By following these safety tips, you’ll be able to identify and reduce the risk of common fire and safety hazards in your home.”

Assistant Deputy Minister of Public Safety Duane McKay agrees.

“It only takes seconds for a fire to start because of lit candles left unattended, over-taxed electrical cords or a boiling pot left unwatched,” McKay said.  “The gift of a safe celebration in your home may be the most important gift your family and friends receive this year.”

This December, the ministry will post a holiday safety tip each day on the Government of Saskatchewan’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Follow the 12 Days of Holiday Safety campaign to learn more about:

  • Day 1: Christmas Tree Care
  • Day 2: Safe Use of Christmas Lights
  • Day 3: Smoke Alarm Installation and Testing
  • Day 4: Home Fire Escape Planning
  • Day 5: Safe Use of Extension Cords
  • Day 6: Fireplace and Wood Stove Safety
  • Day 7: Matches and Lighters
  • Day 8: Unattended Lit Candles
  • Day 9: Carbon Monoxide Alarm Installation and Testing
  • Day 10: Careless Smoking
  • Day 11: Fire Risks from Space Heaters
  • Day 12: Distracted Cooking

A fact sheet listing all 12 topics and their safety tips is also available online at

If you haven’t already, you should download the SaskAlert app onto your mobile phone.  SaskAlert is Saskatchewan’s emergency alerting system that provides real-time information on emergencies as they occur so you will be able to take action to protect yourself, your family and your property.  You can set the SaskAlert app to notify you of critical and emergency advisory alerts for any or all locations in the province.

For more information or to download the app, visit