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Updated: 11/19/2017 08:30:00AM

Keep safe this holiday season and avoid medical mishaps

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The holiday season might not be the most hazardous time of the year, but there is an uptick in safety concerns during this season of festivity and fun.

Components of the holiday season such as decorating, shopping, celebrating, and traveling, carry some risk. The National Fire Protection Association says 30 percent of all home fires occur during the months of December, January and February. Christmas trees and decorative holiday lighting displays contribute to the uptick in fires and other accidents between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. But fire is not the only concern during the holiday season. Revelers who celebrate a bit too much can pose a threat, as can road weary travelers or overnight guests who unknowingly put loved ones in harm’s way during their stays.

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