Use Tips For a Safe & Sound Thanksgiving Dinner!

Thanksgiving and Holiday Safety Tips

The holiday season is prime time for accidents, so steer clear and keep safe!

Thanksgiving day is a time for being grateful, spending quality time with family and friends, and enjoying a home cooked meal! This is truly a festive and enjoyable time! However, for the host, the days leading up to Thanksgiving can be stressful with preparing and cooking.

However, don’t let the cooking overshadow the need for safety. Thanksgiving Day presents a huge threat to your home if cooking gets out of hand. Unfortunately, house fires are the worst disaster threat to families across the nation, and flames can engulf and destroy property and belongings in minutes.

Brush up on some easy safety tips before taking the kitchen helm!

  • Never leave the kitchen unattended when the cooker or oven are on.
  • Cooks – Avoid wearing loose clothing or dangling sleeves that could quickly catch fire.
  • Keep the children away from the kitchen and any hot liquids or plates.
  • Store items that can catch fire (pot holders, oven mitts, wooden utensils) away from the stove and oven.
  • Clean cooking surfaces regularly throughout the day to avoid grease buildup.
  • Purchase a fire extinguisher to keep in the kitchen.
  • Always check the kitchen before going to bed or leaving home.
  • Install smoke alarms near the kitchen, on each level of the home, and near sleeping areas. Use the test button to check it each month!
  • Avoid frying your turkey – Turkey fryers are a huge burn and fire hazard.

Taking the proper safety measures allows your home to full of family and festivities rather than fire and smoke on this day.

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