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Posted on: November 23, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Thanksgiving Safety Tips

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Happy Thanksgiving from the Apopka Fire Department. Here are a few simple Thanksgiving safety tips, so you can enjoy time with your loved ones and keep yourself and your family safer from fire.

  • Tip One: Stay nearby when simmering, baking, roasting, boiling or frying.
  • Tip Two: Be sure to avoid long sleeves and loose clothing while cooking.
  • Tip Three: Have a fire extinguisher readily available.
  • Tip Four: Install fresh batteries in your smoke alarms.
  • Tip Five: Keep your cooking area clear of flammables, such as paper products, food packaging, pot holders, etc.
  • Tip Six: Clean cooking appliances and surfaces on a regular basis to prevent grease buildup.
  • Tip Seven: Enforce a kid-free zone to avoid burn scares.
  • Tip Eight: Turn the oven and stove OFF when finished

Be sure to follow the Apopka Fire Department Facebook and Instagram page for tips throughout the year. 

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