Thanksgiving Safety Tips
The hustle and bustle of the holidays is here – excitement is in the air, along with delicious aromas of home-cooked meals. We all dream of the “perfect holiday,” put sometimes small accidents can put a damper on the whole day.
Here are some Thanksgiving Safety Tips:
- According to the National Fire Protection Agency, Thanksgiving is the leading day for home fires involving cooking equipment. Make sure your smoke alarms are in working order and you have at least one fire extinguisher that is easily accessible.
- This is not a day to set it and forget it – do not leave the home while cooking your turkey and the rest of your Thanksgiving dinner.
- Do not leave food unattended on the stove top.
- Use a timer to remind you of food in the oven cooking.
- Keep children away from the stove and any lit candles.
- Keep knives and matches away from children.
- In the event of a kitchen fire in a pan on the stove top, do not move the pan. Slide a pan lid or baking sheet on top to put out the fire. Turn the heat off on the burner and keep the lid or baking sheet on until it cools. NEVER attempt to use water to put out an oil fire – it will only fuel the fire.
- The NFPA discourages use of turkey fryers, but if you insist, please check out their safety tips.
We wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!
Don’t forget to print our Thanksgiving Place Cards, so guests can “Give Thanks” before the big meal.