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Seasonal Safety

Read on to learn about seasonal safety tips

Holiday Decorating

  • Be careful with holiday decorations. Choose decorations that are flame resistant or flame retardant
  • Keep lit candles away from decorations and other things that can burn
  • Some lights are only for indoor or outdoor use, but not both
  • Replace any string of lights with worn or broken cords or loose bulb connections. Read manufacturer’s instructions for number of light strands to connect
  • Use clips, not nails, to hang lights so the cords do not get damaged
  • Keep decorations away from windows and doors

Holiday Entertaining

  • Test your smoke alarms and tell guests about your home fire escape plan
  • Keep children and pets away from lit candles
  • Keep matches and lighters up high in a locked cabinet
  • Stay in the kitchen when cooking on the stovetop
  • Ask smokers to smoke outside. Remind smokers to keep their smoking materials with them so young children do not touch them
  • Provide large, deep ashtrays for smokers. Wet cigarette butts with water before discarding

Thanksgiving

  • 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
  • Keep the floor clear so you do not trip over kids, toys, pocketbooks, or bags
  • 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 room with a lit candle
  • Make sure your smoke alarms are working. Test them by pushing the test button

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