Thanksgiving is a time to surround yourself with family and friends and reflect on the most important things in life. Enjoy the well-deserved time off from your hectic daily life, cook up a turkey, and enjoy a few drinks responsibly.
The Parrish Law Firm is here to give you a few fire safety tips, courtesy of the National Fire Protection Association, to keep in the back of your mind during the holiday season to ensure that your Thanksgiving is as safe is it is enjoyable.
Thanksgiving Fire Safety Tips
- Remain in the kitchen if you are cooking food on the stovetop. Things happen fast.
- Don’t leave your house when you’re cooking your turkey, and make sure to check on it regularly.
- Children should stay at least 3-feet away from the hot stovetop when you are cooking.
- Be careful with hot liquids and foods. Children can be seriously burnt by steam or sauces that splash from the stove.
- Make sure the floor is clean of debris like toys, bags, etc.
- Make sure knives are out of the reach of all your children.
- Make sure electrical cords from appliances like electric knives, plate warmers, coffeemakers, etc. are not dangling and accessible to children.
- Keep lighters and matches in a locked cupboard situated high up in the kitchen, well out of the reach of children.
- Children should not be left on their own in a room with a lit candle.
- Check your fire alarms by pushing the test button, and replace the batteries if they are dead.
Have a wonderful and safe holiday!
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