Halloween has happened, and now Thanksgiving is on the horizon. With less than a month to get your recipes ready, now is the time to start planning. That being said, you can’t forget about fire safety. Accidents happen, and research shows that most home fires start in the kitchen.
Here are just a few tips you can use to keep your turkey day as safe as possible.
Keep an Eye on Your Cooking. – One of the most obvious and easiest things you can do to make your Thanksgiving as safe as possible is to keep an eye on what you’re cooking. Don’t leave things unattended on the stove top, and check on the turkey as often as you can.
Make Sure Your Smoke Alarm Works. – Before you even start cooking, before you even start shopping, before you even get your grocery list together, you need to make sure your smoke alarm is in good working order. The National Fire Protection Association recommend changing its batteries every time you change your clock’s, which — if you haven’t — you may need to do. You also have to test it, too, to make sure that there’s no issues.
Don’t Let Kids Play in the Kitchen. – Kids are great, but not so much when you’re cooking a big meal. The easiest way to make sure they’re safe is to keep them completely out of the kitchen. Failing that, kids should be at least three feet away from the stove, and nowhere near any hot liquids. The floor of the kitchen should also be totally free of toys, bags, and whatever else may be there. Knives, carvers, and other dangerous kitchen utensils also need to be totally out of reach to kids.
Commercial fire protection services may help keep your business safe, but it’s ultimately up to you to ensure that your home is as safe as possible. Make sure you keep an eye on your cooking at all times, your fire alarm system is working, and the kids don’t come into the kitchen.
If you have any other fire protection questions, feel free to share in the comments.