Holiday wreath tracks house fires in Abbotsford

The annual wreath is displayed at Hall 1 on George Ferguson Way.

  • Dec. 24, 2013 9:00 a.m.
Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service has put up its holiday wreath again this year.

Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service has put up its holiday wreath again this year.

A holiday wreath at Fire Hall #1 on George Ferguson Way was lit again Dec. 1, and currently has five red lights.

The wreath started with 31 green lights representing the 31 days in December. If a green light is replaced with a red light, it is due to a preventable residential fire occurring.

There is also a sign board located at the hall which lists the number of residential fires, other calls, and the total number of incidents. The sign board is updated every morning during December. Currently, the sign lists five residential fires, 16 other fires and a total of 312 fire-related incidents.

Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service is reminding the public to take time to be fire safe over the holidays.