Thanksgiving Industry Highlight

We here at C3 want you to minimize your risk. Little hands love to be helpful in the kitchen during this time of year, especially since there is a lot of commotion and excitement when preparing these delicious meals. Remind the adults in the kitchen of these simple tips, provided by the NFPA, as you start prepping your holiday meals. There’s no better way to ruin a holiday than by someone getting injured. Stay safe C3 friends and family!

Top safety tips

  • Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking on the stove top 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 three 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 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.
  • Keep the floor clear so you don’t trip over kids, toys, pocketbooks or bags.
  • Make sure your smoke alarms are working. Test them by pushing the test button.

Did you know?

According to the NFPA, Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires with more than three times the daily average for these incidents. Christmas Day and Christmas Eve ranked second and third, with both having nearly twice the daily average. 

Credit: National Fire Protection Association