The Renter's Guide to Holiday Safety


The holiday season can be one of the happiest of the year, but holiday safety is paramount. The U.S. Fire Administration and FEMA warn that the most home fires and fire-related injuries are reported during the holidays.

Crime also has a way of going up during the holiday season: Perhaps the idea of the big man in red coming down the chimney, gives bad people bad ideas. "I am so busy all the time," says Nora Crawford, a renter in Chicago, "that I rarely think about safety measures in my home unless something is literally on fire."

So, this year, give yourself and your family and roommates the gift of safety and security by thinking about the following tips: