Keep The Wreath Green Campaign Kicks Off Next Week In Escambia

November 28, 2008

Escambia County Fire-Rescue and the City of Pensacola Fire Department are participating in “Keep the Wreath Green,” a holiday safety program designed to promote fire safety during the month of December. With this program, officials hope to reduce the number of fires during a time of serious fire danger with simple, life saving tips.

This year, the fifth year of the campaign, five-foot wreaths will be on display at 22 different locations throughout the holiday season. These sites are the Old Escambia County Courthouse on Palafox Place, the Public Safety Building on W Street, all 18 primary county fire stations, and two fire stations within the City of Pensacola. Every time firefighters respond to a residential fire a green light bulb will be replaced with a red one to remind citizens of the dangers posed by holiday decorations.

In North Escambia, wreaths will be displayed at the Century and Molino fire stations.

To help citizens stay safe and “keep the wreath green,” officials are providing a holiday safety tip for each day of the month; visit for a complete list.

A kick-off event for the campaign will be held on Monday, December 1 at 6 p.m. with the lighting of the wreath at the Escambia County Governmental Complex, 221 Palafox Place.

Escambia County Fire-Rescue and the City of Pensacola encourage everyone to follow the safety tips and have a happy holiday season. If you have additional questions regarding fire safety or the “Keep the Wreath Green” program, please contact Lt. Daniel Akerman at (850) 475-5530.

Pictured above: The wreath at the Century fire station last December. file photo.


2 Responses to “Keep The Wreath Green Campaign Kicks Off Next Week In Escambia”

  1. William on December 8th, 2008 2:21 pm

    I checked with the county…there were 25 green bulbs on the wreath before any red bulbs were added.

    –William, Admin

  2. Curious Second Graders on December 8th, 2008 1:49 pm

    We were having a discussion about the Keep the wreath green project. One of our questions is, how many green bulbs are on the wreath?

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