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Holiday & Travel Safety Social Media Toolkit

How to Use this Toolkit

The Holiday Preparedness Social Media toolkit contains holiday safety and preparedness you can share on your social media channels. You can either copy these messages directly or customize them to reach your audience.

What You Should Know about the Holidays

  • Stay off the road during and after a winter storm.
  • Keep candles away from flammable materials.
  • Keep an eye on food when cooking.
  • Turn off holiday lights at night or when you leave the house.
  • Keep your tree watered, don’t let your holiday tree dry out.
  • Shop securely online over the holidays.

Hashtags & Emojis

  • #HolidaySafety
  • #SafeTravels
  • Feel free to add some fun emoji’s (the little pictures on your mobile phone keyboard) to your social messages.

Graphics & Promotional Content

For more engaging content attach graphics to social media posts.  Below are collections of holiday safety related graphics that you can share with the below text.

General

Holiday Gifts

  • Did you get a new tablet or smartphone? Download emergency preparedness apps and bookmark mobile sites including the FEMA app: www.fema.gov/mobile-app #HolidaySafety 
  • Buying #LastMinuteGifts? Grab a flashlight and batteries to start an emergency supply kit.  Get the entire list at: www.ready.gov/kit #HolidaySafety

Travel

Cooking Safety

  • Keep an eye on what you fry! Most cooking fires start when frying food. #Thanksgiving #HolidaySafety
  • Be a safe cook this #Thanksgiving: wear short sleeves or roll them up so they don’t catch on fire. #HolidaySafety
  • Watch what you heat! Most house fires start in the kitchen. #HolidaySafety

Fire Safety

  • Keep candles 12 inches away from things that can burn throughout the holiday season. #FireSafety #HolidaySafety

  • Turn your holiday lights off before leaving home or going to bed. Every. Single. Time. #FireSafety #HolidaySafety

  • Remember during the #holidays, don't overload extension cords. #FireSafefy #HolidaySafety

  • Check the water and unplug lights on your #Christmas tree before you go to bed. #HolidaySafety http://youtu.be/RNjO3wZDVlA

  • Water your #Christmas tree every day.A dry tree is dangerous because it can catch on fire easily.#HolidaySafety

  • Keep your #Christmas tree 3 feet away from heat sources. #HolidaySafety

  • Mark your calendar: Take out your tree after #Christmas or when it is dry.  #HolidaySafety

  • Consider using flameless candles during #Kwanzaa or #Hanukkah celebrations. #HolidaySafety

  • Hanging holiday lights can be a fun family activity. Stay safe by avoiding potential fire dangers. www.cpsc.gov/PageFiles/121347/611.pdf  #HolidaySafety

  • See what happens to a dry #Christmas tree that catches fire vs. a tree that has been regularly watered by watching this video: http://youtu.be/RNjO3wZDVlA #HolidaySafety #FireSafety

  • Be fire smart as you deck the halls this season! www.cpsc.gov/PageFiles/121347/611.pdf  #HolidaySafety

  • Ring in the new year safely by following these tips:  www.cpsc.gov/PageFiles/121347/611.pdf  #HolidaySafety

  • Happy #Hanukkah! Make fire safety part of your family tradition. Visit the National Fire Protection Association for more tips: http://www.nfpa.org/public-education/by-topic/top-causes-of-fire/candles #

Communication

  • While family is together celebrating the holidays decide on a family emergency meeting spot. #HolidaySafety
  • Give the gift of communication this holiday with Family Emergency Communication Plan wallet cards: http://1.usa.gov/1LPuV9o #HolidaySafety
  • Happy Thanksgiving! Today, talk to your family over the dinner table about where to meet during an emergency! For more tips and information visit: www.ready.gov/kids #HolidaySafety 
  • Give the gift of emergency preparedness. Teach kids what do before, during, and after a disaster.  Download the curriculum to start planning: www.ready.gov/kids/educators #HolidaySafety

Cyber Safety

  • Connect with care. Do your online shopping at home, and make sure your home wireless network is protected. #BlackFriday #HolidaySafety
  • Be cautious online. During the holidays, scammers may send fake emails that are too good to be true. Don't click on links! #HolidaySafety
  • Set strong passwords and change your password often. Do not set passwords that will be easy for cyber criminals to guess. #BlackFriday
  • Too good to be true?  It probably is.  Shop online through trusted retailers to avoid getting scammed. #CyberMonday 
  • #CyberMonday safety tips-
    • do your online shopping from your secure home wireless network

    • avoid sharing your personal info over non-secure public wireless networks