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The City of Santa Clarita’s mission in an emergency situation is to save lives. By protecting property and the environment in situations associated with natural disasters, manmade disasters, and national security emergencies, the City follows these emergency management objectives:

  • Manage and coordinate overall emergency response and recovery operations. 
  • Coordinate with appropriate federal, state and other local government agencies, as well as applicable segments of private sector entities and volunteer agencies. 
  • Establish priorities and resolve any conflicting demands for support. 
  • Prepare and disseminate emergency public information to inform, alert and warn the public. 
  • Disseminate damage information and other essential data. 
  • Plan for the continuation of government.

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Enjoy the holiday season. Please take a couple of minutes to review these safety precautions.

Did you know?
Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires. If deep frying a turkey, submerge the turkey in a deep fryer using water to measure volume; this way you will know how much oil to use when actually deep frying.

December is the peak time of year for home candle fires. In December, more home candle fires begin with decorations compared to the rest of the year as reported by National Fire Protection Association.

Decorative Lights
  • Use decorative lights that have the recognized testing of the Underwriters Laboratory (UL). 
  • Make sure outdoor decorative light extension cords and outlets are weather proof or identified for outdoor use. 
  • Inspect lights before plugging them in for display. Discard set of light that have cracked damaged cords or sockets. 
  • DO NOT overload electrical outlets or run extension cords under carpets, across doorways, or near heaters. 
  • Do no link more than three light strands unless the directions state that it is safe to do so. 
  • Do not leave holiday lights on unattended. 

Candle with Care
  • Consider using battery-operated candles which can look, smell and feel like real candles. 
  • Use study safe candle holders. Protect the candle flames with glass globes or containers. 
  • Keep candles away from things that can burn, such as Holiday tree, decorations and curtains. 
  • Never leave a burning candle unattended. Blow out candles when you leave a room or go to sleep. 

 Holiday Trees
  • Place the tree in a sturdy stand, well away from exits, fireplaces and heat sources. 
  • Be sure that a live tree always has the water-level checked daily. 
  • Dispose of a Christmas tree as soon as needles begin shedding. 
  • If you use an artificial tree, be certain it is flame-retardant. Inspect lights on a pre-lit tree for damage.
Last updated: 11/4/2014 4:41:19 PM