23 Nov Happy Thanksgiving
MACOMB, IL – Emmet – Chalmers Firefighters wish everyone a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving.
Cooking fires nearly double on Thanksgiving Day, occurring more than twice as often than on another day. Thanksgiving Day home fires cause more property damage and claim more lives than home fires on other days.
As you prepare for the holiday feast, here are some safety tips to keep in mind:
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.
Make sure your smoke alarms are working. Test them by pushing the test button.
Turkey Fryers can be dangerous. If you must use a turkey fryer, make sure it is outdoors and in an open area away from all walls, fences or other structures that could catch on fire and away from moisture that can cause serious burns from steam or splattering hot oil. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
Additional safety tips can be found on the following links: