Fall safety tips from the Fire Department

Published on October 29, 2016

With the cold weather here, be sure to stay warm and safe with these tips! According to the U.S. Fire Administration more than 4000 fires happen on Thanksgiving Day, mostly in the kitchen. Remember…never leave food cooking unattended, use a timer and routinely check whatever you are cooking…if deep-frying, keep the fryer outside, away from walls and free of moisture…ensure your smoke alarms are connected and working…keep a fire extinguisher in the kitchen and know how to use it…after holiday parties, walk around the house and ensure that all candles and fireplaces are extinguished, unnecessary appliances are turned off, and potential hazards (sharp/flammable objects) are out of reach of children and pets. When travelling, plan ahead…know where you’re going and how to get there…don’t post news that you are out of town, especially on social networks that might be open to the public…if possible leave your house keys with a trusted friend or neighbor and have them pick up mail and deliveries…DON’T hide a key outside, burglars will enjoy searching for them. Keep these tips in mind to ensure a safe and enjoyable holiday!
Happy Thanksgiving from the Fire Department!

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