Thanksgiving fire safety should always be top-of-mind when preparing the annual Thanksgiving feast. Thanksgiving is the leading day for home fires involving cooking equipment, with three times the average number. To keep you and your family safe and secure this Turkey Day Holiday, here are 8 Thanksgiving fire safety tips help you stay safe when it comes to cooking the bird and keeping your holiday happy and healthy without the risk of a fire:
Unattended cooking is the leading contributor in cooking fires and fire-related deaths on Turkey Day. Whether you cook indoor or out… pay attention and remain in a place where you can keep a continuous eye on the food.
Make sure your smoke alarms are working. Test them by pushing the test button.
Use extreme caution if you insist on using a turkey fryer, especially a gas-fired outdoor type. They are dangerous!
Place matches and utility lighters out of the reach of children — lock them in an upper cabinet.
Keep children at least three feet away from the stove.
Make sure your floors are clear, so you don’t trip or slip.
Put knives and electrical cords out of the reach of children.
Never leave children alone in a room with a lit candle.
Make sure kids stay away from hot food and liquids. The steam or splash from vegetables, gravy or coffee could cause serious burns.
Keep knives out of the reach of children.
We at Security Specialists Want You and Your Family to Have a Happy, Healthy and Safe Turkey Day Holiday!