The Assembly Women and Children Committee handles issues concerning the status of women and families and the welfare of children.
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Remember Fire Safety This Holiday Season
Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski (D-19, Middlesex),Chair of the New Jersey Fire Safety Commission today released the following column reminding residents of the increased risk of home fires over the holiday season and highlighting steps they can take to reduce such risks.Sayreville, N.J - The holiday season should be a time of joy. But each year, fires caused by Christmas trees and holiday decorations bring tragedy to families all across the country. Research by the US Fire Administration shows a significant rise in fires and the danger of fires during the holiday season.
In recent years, the U.S. has averaged more than 200 fires each year that began with a Christmas tree or holiday lighting, many resulting in death or injuries. But there are simple steps that families can take to substantially reduce the risk of a fire over the holidays.