WHAT: Holiday safety tips & Christmas tree care

WHO: Fire Commissioner Adam K. Thiel

Deputy Streets Commissioner Keith Warren

UPenn Fire & Emergency Services Chief Gene Janda

Junior Fire Patrol from Holy Redeemer Chinese Catholic School

WHEN: Monday, Dec. 16 at noon

WHERE: Fire Department Headquarters

240 Spring Garden St.

A safe holiday season means properly choosing, caring for and disposing of natural-cut Christmas trees, which are permitted in one- and two-family homes in Philadelphia. Tips include cutting a small amount off the base of the tree, which will be demonstrated.