Did you know that Thanksgiving is the number one day of the year for home fires involving cooking equipment? Thanksgiving involves a lot of eating, which means it also involves a lot of cooking, which can be a fun activity for the whole family to take part in. Make sure to follow safety measure so keep your family safe while enjoying a delicious Thanksgiving meal.
- When cooking on the stove top, stay in the kitchen so you can keep an eye on it.
- Yes, turkeys take a long time to cook — but never leave the home while it is in the oven, and check on it often.
- Keep all children at least three feet away from the oven and stove at all times.
- Keep children away from hot foods and liquids — these can splash or steam and cause burns.
- Keep children away from knives.
- Make sure the floor is clear of toys, bags, shoes and other items so you don’t trip while carrying food or utensils.
- Keep matches, lighters and electric cords from cooking appliances out of the reach of children.
- Do not leave kids alone with a candle.
- Double-check that all smoke alarms in the home are working.