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Thanksgiving Safety Tips ~ Be alert for Fire Hazards

Here are some excellent safety tips for Thanksgiving. I like the baking soda for fire tip. A spare fire extinguisher may be a good safety tip also. Don't forget to drive safely if you're heading out for the Holidays, too.

Thanksgiving Safety Tips ~ Be alert for Fire

TurkeysHazards Before you gather your loved ones around the table and bow your heads in thanks for our love ones, the beautiful meal prepared by loving hands to nourish your bodies, to celebrate the bountiful harvest in remembrance of  all the generations who have gone before us beginning with the Native Americans and Pilgrims and above all Gods grace remember more than 4,000 fires happen each Thanksgiving Day. Recognize the risks, have a plan in place and reduce the risk of fire this Thanksgiving Day.

Safe Cooking Tips:

  • Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking. Unattended cooking is the number one cause of cooking fires
  • Wear short sleeved, close fitting clothes when cooking. Loose clothing can catch fire.
  • Keep dish towels, pot holders, mitts, cookbooks and food packaging away from burners and hot surfaces
  • Turn pot handles inward to prevent spilled food burns, especially with little ones and pets around.
  • Establish a three feet, no kids or pets zone when cooking
  • Keep burners and oven clean
  • Stay Alert!

If you have a kitchen fire:

  • When in doubt, just get out. Close the doors behind you and call 9-1-1 from outside or a neighbors house

To put out a kitchen fire:

  • Use a pan lid to smother the fireFireturkey!
  • Use Baking Soda also to smother the fire
  • Turn off the heat
  • Keep a fire extinguisher in the kitchen
  • Keep the oven door closed to contain a broiler or oven fire
  • NEVER USE WATER or FLOUR on cooking fires
  • NEVER CARRY a burning pot or pan outside or to the sink
  • Working Smoke alarms are key to your families safety.

Turkey Fryers, the type requiring large quantities of oil, are extremely dangerous  for home use according to National Fire Protection Agency.

Turkey Prep Tips from the USDA, thawing, cooking and a reminder - DO NOT THAW a Pre-Stuffed Turkey

Want more? Ok, how about a comprehensive resource of  Thanksgiving Safety Tips from Compliance & Safety

* These tips are for informational purposes only and are not a substitute for your own judgement and you should promptly dial 9-1-1 if you have any concern about your families health and safety.

I hope these Thanksgiving cooking safety tips help you and your family enjoy a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Safety Tips ~ Be alert for Fire Hazards


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Comment balloon 2 commentsCheryl Ritchie • November 21 2012 07:28PM


hey there thanks for sharing those tips.  i have heard a lot about Fires lately during the holidays so its good to be aware

Posted by John & Irma Nelson, San Antonio Real Estate Agents - San Antonio Homes (San Antonio Real Estate Broker/Agent with Get It Sold Realty) about 7 years ago

Cheryl ~ Thanks for the re-blog!

Posted by Diane M. Phillips Realtor 443-286-4365, Specializing in Carroll Co., MD (Frankly Real Estate Inc.) about 7 years ago