Tips For Having A Safe Thanksgiving Holiday

Tips For Having A Safe Thanksgiving Holiday

Thanksgiving Safety TipsThanksgiving is a time for friends, family and delicious food! Thanksgiving Day is also one of the highest rated days for house fires. Do not let a fire add a different kind of glow to your holiday events. Protect yourself from fires this holiday with these easy safety tips.

  • Do not leave cooking unattended. Unattended cooking is one of the leading contributors to house fires on Thanksgiving. Keep an eye on any cooking food to make sure it turns out perfectly delicious and to avoid fire hazards.
  • Avoid loose fitting or dangling clothing. Incidents involving ignited clothing accounts for 15% of cooking fire deaths. Paying attention to what you are wearing when cooking will help protect you while in the kitchen.
  • Keep kids away from the stove or other hot items. Kids are notorious for getting under foot, especially in the kitchen. Enforcing a kid-free zone in the kitchen can keep them from burning themselves and causing chaos.
  • Make sure you have working smoke alarms. Smoke alarms save lives. Having working smoke alarms can reduce your chance of a fire-related injury or a death by almost half. Putting a smoke alarm near the kitchen can be extremely useful. Test your smoke alarms and replace old batteries if you need to.
  • Do not leave heat sources unattended. This does not just apply to kitchen appliances like stoves and ovens. It could also mean the candles you have lit for ambiance, or the fireplace that is providing a warm environment in your living room. Keep an eye on any heat sources or open flames to ensure they do not get out of hand and cause damage.

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