With Thanksgiving in the books, many are turning their attention to the December holiday season. For many, that means getting a Christmas tree. Bethel Fire & EMS are again holding a tree sale as a fundraiser for the department. They're also offering a safety reminder for people who do get live trees. Whether it's a pre-cut tree from the firehouse, or somewhere else, or picked fresh from a farm, Bethel firefighters say it’s important to cut a slice off the bottom of the tree to ensure it will take water once home in the stand. Even if you cut down a tree freshly, you’ll want to make sure the base is fresh because a properly hydrated tree lessens the risk of fire. Bethel Fire officials say a dry Christmas tree burns with more energy/intensity than a gallon of gasoline.