Holiday Fire Safety

Roy City Fire Department

Did you know that Thanksgiving is the top day for home cooking fires? It is followed closely by Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Unattended cooking was, by far, the leading contributing factor. We all enjoy sitting down to a great Thanksgiving feast

• Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking on the stovetop, so you can keep an eye on the food.
• Stay at 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 three 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 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.
• Keep the floor clear, so you don’t trip over kids, toys, pocketbooks, or bags.
• Make sure your smoke alarms are working. Test them by pushing the test button.

Keep your Family Safe this Holiday Season


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