Holiday Safety Brochure from Sears Hometown & Outlet Stores

Winter holidays are a great time to celebrate with family and friends, bring out the lights and décor, enjoy delicious food, and snuggle up next to a warm fireplace. But did you know that 905 people die in winter home fires each year? People are at greater risk of fire in the winter season when they cook holiday meals, display decorations, and may use unsafe heat sources, according to the U.S. Fire Administration.

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) and the Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (SHOS) have partnered to provide a free holiday brochure with safety tips and information to make sure you and your family stay safe during the holiday and winter season. The brochure also includes information about how you can give back to your community by volunteering in your local fire department.

Download the brochure or pick one up at your local SHOS store.

Learn more about winter safety and download resources from the U.S. Fire Administration.

The home safety brochure is part of the SHOS “Salute to Local Heroes” campaign, which raises money for local fire departments in SHOS communities. The donations collected in stores provide firehouses with critical funds to improve resources for training, equipment, and other support where the local firefighters need it most. The campaign has raised more than $200,000 for local fire departments. In addition, SHOS and the NVFC are working together to bring community members information on home fire safety, how to join their local department, and how to donate funds to support local heroes.

About Sears Hometown and Outlets Stores, Inc.
Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. operates through two segments – the Sears Hometown and Hardware segment and the Sears Outlet segment. The Sears Hometown and Hardware segment’s stores provide customers with in-store and online access to a wide selection of national brands of home appliances, lawn and garden equipment, tools, sporting goods, and household goods, depending on the particular store. The Sears Outlet stores provide customers with in-store and online access to purchase new, one-of-a-kind, out-of-carton, discontinued, reconditioned, overstocked, and cosmetically damaged products across a broad assortment of merchandise categories, including home appliances, apparel, mattresses, sporting goods, tools, and lawn and garden equipment at prices that are significantly lower than manufacturers’ suggested list prices. Learn more at

About the NVFC
The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is the leading nonprofit membership association representing the interests of the volunteer fire, EMS, and rescue services. The NVFC serves as the voice of the volunteer in the national arena and provides invaluable tools, resources, programs, and advocacy for first responders across the nation. Learn more at