WAUSAU (WAOW)--Area firefighters need your help to keep the wreath green this holiday season. The annual campaign encourages you to be careful when decorating your home.
Firefighters say you should always check to make sure strings of lights aren't frayed or worn and keep your tree watered to prevent a fire hazard. Also, don't plug space heaters into extension cords and be sure to keep you chimney clear.
By keeping your home safe, you're helping keep the wreath full of green lights.
"If we have a structure fire within the holiday season starting at Thanksgiving and going until New Years day, then we change one of the green bulbs out for a red one," Said Lieutenant Wally Olson.
There is only one red light on the Wausau Fire Department's wreath so far this year.