Tips to be Safe Thanksgiving Weekend

We want you to stay safe throughout all aspects of your Thanksgiving holiday.

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Thanksgiving can be an exciting and stressful time for everybody. You might be traveling out of town or have family visiting you at home.

Cooking a multifaceted meal can also be a stressful time. Nobody wants to burn their turkey but if you have little ones running around you might forget to set your time and then you are left a charred bird and take out from Boston Market!

Here are a few tips to stay safe during the Thanksgiving holiday.

Check Your Smoke Detectors

Cooking is the leading cause of home fires on Thanksgiving Day, according to the U.S. Fire Administration. In fact, house fires actually occur nearly twice as often as any other day of the year.

Having a working smoke alarm reduces a person’s chance of dying in a fire by half, but death isn’t the only thing you want to avoid in a house fire! Smoke damage and reconstruction costs can be quite expensive and that’s not considering all of the priceless items in your home which can be ruined in a fire.

Stay in the kitchen whenever you are cooking on the stovetop so you can keep an eye on your food. Also, don’t ever leave the house if you have your Turkey in the oven. I know it might be tempting to run to the store to grab an ingredient you have forgotten but ask a member of your family to take your place!

Watch your Alcohol / Don’t Drink & Drive

The holidays are a time of celebration, you don’t want to end your night behind bars because you had one too many and got behind the wheel of a car. Police officers ramp up their security on holidays because they know people will drink and drive.

Limit yourself to one or two drinks if you plan on driving, or better yet, don’t drink at all! Remember that episode of Seinfeld when George and Jerry are plying a girlfriend with wine and turkey to make her fall asleep?

You wouldn’t want an episode like that happen while you are on the road!