Thanksgiving is the leading day of the year for home fires involving cooking equipment. For a Thanksgiving everyone can enjoy, follow these 10 safety tips from the NFPA.
STAY IN THE KITCHEN when you are cooking on the stove top so you can keep an eye on the food.
STAY IN THE HOME when cooking your turkey and check on it frequently.
KEEP CHILDREN AWAY FROM THE STOVE. The stove will be hot and kids should stay 3 feet away.
MAKE SURE KIDS STAY AWAY FROM HOT FOOD & LIQUIDS. The steam or splash from vegetables, gravy or coffee could cause serious burns.
KEEP THE FLOOR CLEAR so you don’t trip over kids, toys, pocketbooks or bags.
KEEP KNIVES OUT OF THE REACH of CHILDREN.
BE SURE ELECTRIC CORDS from an electric knife, coffee maker, plate warmer or mixer ARE NOT DANGLING OFF THE COUNTER within easy reach of a child.
KEEP MATCHES AND UTILITY LIGHTERS out of the reach of children – UP HIGH in a locked cabinet.
NEVER LEAVE CHILDREN ALONE in a room with a lit candle.
MAKE SURE YOUR SMOKE ALARMS ARE WORKING. Test them by pushing the button.
Bonus Tip from the ALPS Team:
INSTALL STOVETOP FIRESTOP above all stove tops for an added layer of protection against cooking fires.
We wish you and your loved ones a happy, healthy and safe Thanksgiving!
-The ALPS Team
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