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PUT A FREEZE ON WINTER FIRES - PART 3: THANKSGIVING SAFETY
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 
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Part 3 of the "Put a Freeze on Winter Fires" series focuses on Thanksgiving safety. With family over for celebrations, the kitchen can become a crowded place. Before letting children and other family members help, set some ground rules to keep everyone safe.

- Stay in the home when cooking - check on items frequently

- Stay in the kitchen when you are using the stovetop

- Make sure children stay away from the stove and oven. Children should be at least 3 feet away.

- Hot foods and liquids, even if they are not on the stove, can cause serious burns - ensure children are supervised near anything that could harm them.

- Keep knives, including electric knives, out of the reach of children. Talk to older children about how to stay safe around knives.

- Use extreme caution if you intend to fry a turkey and NEVER fry a turkey inside your home. The National Fire Protection Association recommends you leave turkey frying to professionals all together. Please consider reading their safety tips here:

http://www.nfpa.org/safety-information/for-consumers/causes/cooking/safety-with-cooking-equipment/turkey-fryers

As always, ensure your smoke alarms are in working order and ensure you have a functional fire extinguisher handy.

Stay safe and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!