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Holiday Safety Social Media Toolkit

How to Use this Toolkit

The Holiday Safety 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.
  • Make a communications plan with your family while you’re together for the holidays.

Hashtags & Emojis

  • #HolidaySafety
  • #FireSafety
  • #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

  • Giving or getting a new tablet or smartphone? Download emergency preparedness apps and set up the emergency contact feature on your phone. 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

  • Talk with family about who to call, where to meet and what to pack for an emergency this holiday season. www.ready.gov/plan #SafeTravels
  • If you’re traveling by plane for the holidays, review @TSA's security screening tips: www.tsa.gov/travel/travel-tips #SafeTravels
  • If you’re packing for a flight, consider a small emergency kit: flashlight, batteries, & spare USB power bank. Wishing you #SafeTravels.
  • Prepare your car for winter weather before hitting the road for the holidays www.ready.gov/car #SafeTravels
  • On the road this winter? Fill out an emergency communications plan card and let your in case of emergency contact know your plan: http://1.usa.gov/1LPuV9o #SafeTravels
  • Are you going home for the holidays? Take care when traveling by car during #WinterWx  #SafeTravels
  • Are you taking your pets with you for the holidays? Add a few emergency items for your pets, like water and food www.ready.gov/pets #SafeTravels
  • For #SafeTravels with family over the holidays, remember to include emergency items for kids when you pack: www.ready.gov/kids/build-a-kit 
  • Pet travel tip: Pack something familiar like a toy or blanket to help alleviate stress. www.ready.gov/pets #SafeTravels
  • Traveling by car? Remember to pack an emergency supply kit www.ready.gov/car #SafeTravels #HolidaySafety 

Cooking Safety

  • Unattended cooking is the leading factor in home cooking fires. #HolidaySafety #FireSafety
  • Did you know: #Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires. #HolidaySafety
  • #HolidaySafety Tip: Move things that can burn away from the stove. This includes dishtowels, bags, boxes, paper and curtains. #FireSafety
  • #HolidaySafety Tip: Turn pot handles toward the back of the stove so no one can bump them or pull them over.
  • In case of an oven fire, turn off the oven and keep the door closed until it’s cool. #HolidaySafety
  • 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
  • Cooking is the leading cause of all winter home fires. #HolidaySafety #FireSafety

Fire Safety

Communication

  • While family is together celebrating the holidays decide on an emergency safe meeting place. #HolidaySafety https://www.ready.gov/make-a-plan
  • 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