Some Practical Safety Tips For A Happy And Safe Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is just days away. You can practically smell the green bean casserole as we speak! Turkey Day can be a day of fun and feasts, but it can also be dangerous if you’re not careful. Thankfully, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has released a helpful list of safety tips so you can take to have a happy, safe Thanksgiving.
According to their own research, the NFPA states that Thanksgiving is when the highest number of home cooking fires occur. Christmas Day and Christmas Eve are second and third respectively, so it’ll behoove you to keep these tips in mind throughout the rest of your holiday season.
As daunting as food prep for Thanksgiving can be, it’s alarmingly easy to overlook a step that could result in personal injury or damage to your home. The margin for error is razor thin. But if you follow these NFPA guidelines (seen here), you and your family can stay safe while enjoying a delicious Thanksgiving spread.
First and foremost, you should ALWAYS stay in the kitchen when you’re cooking so you can keep an eye on the food without distraction. This also applies to your turkey as well, as you should always stay in the house when it’s cooking and keep frequent tabs on it.
Many of the NFPA Thanksgiving guidelines involve keeping your children safe as well. For instance, it’s recommended that you keep children out of the kitchen until the food is ready, or at the very least keep them three feet away from the oven. You should also keep knives, hot foods and liquids, electrical items, matches, lighters and lit candles away from kids as well.
Lastly, the NFPA recommends that you make sure your smoke alarms are working before you start cooking.
Following these safety tips should help you maintain a peaceful and danger-free environment while you whip up all the mouthwatering goodies for Thanksgiving. Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving!