Holiday Kitchen Safety Tips

Did you know most home fires start in the kitchen? Whether you’re making turkey or pie this holiday season, it is important to be careful when you’re cooking. Use these tips to make sure your Thanksgiving is safe and delicious: · Keep an eye on food when cooking. · Wear short sleeves or roll them up. Long sleeves can catch on fire. · Never leave frying food alone. Most home cooking fires start when food is left unattended.  Keep the cooking range free of clutter.   Always keep a potholder, oven mitt and lid handy while cooking. If a small fire starts in a pan on the stove, put on a flame-resistant oven mitt and smother the flames by carefully sliding the lid over the pan. Turn off the burner.   Keep a fire extinguisher in the kitchen in case of emergency and know how to use it.  To learn more about staying safe over the holidays, visit Join the conversation on social media by following @Citizen_Corps and @Prepareathon. Share your holiday safety tips with #HolidaySafety!