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Stay Safe This Holiday Season

 

The Buechel Fire Protection District reminds you to follow these Holiday fire safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association.

Thanksgiving safety

The kitchen is the heart of the home, especially at Thanksgiving. Kids love to be involved in holiday preparations. Safety in the kitchen is important, especially on Thanksgiving Day when there is a lot of activity and people at home.

Safety tips

  • Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking on the stovetop 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 and liquids. The steam or splash from vegetables, gravy or coffee could cause serious burns.
  • Keep the floor clear so you donít 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 ó up high in a locked cabinet.
  • Never leave children alone in room with a lit a candle.
  • Make sure your smoke alarms are working. Test them by pushing the test button.

Turkey fryers

NFPA discourages the use of outdoor gas-fueled turkey fryers.

Reproduced from NFPA.ORG, All rights reserved NFPA.ORG

 

2014 Fire Prevention Week

This year we wish to stress the importance of having working smoke detectors in your home. Sparky says "Test your smoke detectors Monthly to make sure you're protected!"


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