Thanksgiving Safety

Thanksgiving – a time for friends, family and feasting.  With everyone home for the holiday, you can be sure your kitchen is about to get a work out.  Before prepping the feast, prep your guests with these safety tips so everyone is ready for potential Thanksgiving mishaps:

  • Clean up before you start: a tidy space will eliminate unneeded chaos like broken dishes or cluttered walkways
  • Keep young kids at least three feet away from the stove at all times – if they want to help, have them prepare a cool dish that will not burn or scald
  • Stay in the kitchen when using the stove so you can watch out for any open flames
  • Keep a fire extinguisher handy in case of grease fires – dousing it with water will only cause the fire to spread
  • If using a gas stove, plug a CO and natural gas detector nearby to catch any possible leaks
  • Plan the menu sans fried turkey – turkey fryers cause many concerns including burn and fire hazards
  • Make sure matches and lighters are up and out of reach of children
  • Test your smoke alarms to be sure they are working

What are your Thanksgiving plans?

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