Thanksgiving Day Safety Tips

November 26, 2013 | News

Thanksgiving is the peak day of the year for home cooking fires. Here are some great tips from the National Fire Protection Association to ensure that you have a safe Holiday Season.

– 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 a candle.

– Make sure your smoke alarms are working. Test them by pushing the test button.

Holiday Safety Tips




OVD Holiday Hours

The Olivier-VanDyk offices will be closed on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29 in celebration of Thanksgiving. Our offices will re-open on Monday, December 2.

Though we may be closing, don’t forget that the companies we represent are available 24/7 to handle any claims emergency during the holiday season.

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Everyone at Olivier-VanDyk wishes you a safe and peaceful holiday season!