LA CROSSE, WI (WKBT) -

Wreaths on some local fire departments are more than festive decorations.

La Crosse, Onalaska, La Crescent and the Town of Campbell Fire Departments are once again participating in "Keep the Wreath Green."

In December, the fire departments hang the wreaths full of green bulbs.

Every time there's a structure fire that one of those departments covers, a bulb is replaced with a red one. "Any little bit of prevention we can get in the community actually works, it really does," said La Crescent Fire Chief John Meyer.

The chief says there are usually seven or eight fires during the holiday season. He hopes this program helps bring it down to zero.