Thanksgiving Fire Safety

By Lexi Myer

3 foot ruleWe are almost to the day known for big juicy turkeys, hearty sides, and freshly baked pies. The stores are full of shoppers picking up their last minute ingredients this week to prepare beautiful meals for their families. All of this cooking on Thanksgiving day has unfortunately led to it being known as the day with the most cooking fires every year. So how can we stay safe and enjoy our holiday? Check out these tips from the NFPA:

  • 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 don’t 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.

From your friends at MAX Insurance Agency, Inc, have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!


LexiAbout Lexi Myer

St. Louis Cardinals fan, Mom of one daughter and one son, and Insurance Agent!
Direct Phone – 913-754-3836
lmyer@maxinsurance.com

Lexi started at MAX in June of 2016, and has 3 years of experience in the insurance industry. Lexi enjoys spending time with her husband, two children under two, and Chihuahua/Beagle mix Ted. Lexi and her family are big St. Louis Cardinals baseball fans and travel to see them whenever they can. She also works with students of the University of Kansas (KU) as her husband is a campus pastor there.