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Thanksgiving Safety Tips


Most families, the kitchen is the heart of every home, especially during the holidays. From testing family recipes to decorating cakes and cookies, everyone enjoys being part of the preparations. So, keeping fire safety top of mind in the kitchen during this joyous but hectic time is important, especially when there’s a lot of activity and people at home. As you start preparing your holiday schedule and organizing that large family feast, remember, by following a few simple safety tips you can enjoy time with your loved ones and keep yourself and your family safer from fire.

Here are some tips to make your holidays a little safer this year.

Safety tips

  • Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking on the stovetop so you can keep an eye on the food.
  • Keep children away from the stove. The stove will be hot and kids should stay 3 feet away.
  • Keep the floor clear so you don’t trip over anything.
  • Make sure your smoke alarms are working. Test them by pushing the test button.

Thanksgiving is the peak day for cooking/kitchen fires, followed by Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.
Unattended cooking was by far the leading contributing factor in cooking fires and fire deaths.
Cooking equipment is the leading cause of home structure fires and associated civilian injuries and was the third leading cause of home fire deaths.

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