Local fire departments want you to help “Keep the Wreath Green” this holiday season

Fire departments are reminding local communities to keep fire safety in mind during the holidays.

The annual “Keep the Wreath Green” campaign kicked-off Wednesday, with many local fire departments hanging a wreath with green Christmas lights on their fire stations. Every time that station responds to a structure fire they replace a green light with a red one.

“To us, one fire is too many, so as you’re driving during this holiday season and you’re driving by the front of City Hall and the other fire stations, look and see if you see a red bulb. That’s a reminder to be safe during the holiday season,” said Onalaska Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief Troy Gudie.

The wreaths also have a white bulb along with all the green lights to represent and remind people of the military service members unable to make it home this holiday season.

The “Keep the Wreath Green” campaign goes through New Year’s Day.

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