About the Author

Senior Communications Coordinator Kaylin Eidsness has worked for the City of Edina since 2008. She serves as Public Information Officer for the Police and Fire departments.

Cooking Fires More Prevalent on Holidays

Kaylin Eidsness, November 23, 2015 | Posted in Public Safety

Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires, followed by Christmas Day and Christmas Eve. Instead of always paying close attention to what’s cooking, family members get caught multi-tasking during this busy time and sometimes leave the kitchen unattended. This can be very dangerous. While these safety tips below can’t protect you from family drama during the holidays, they can keep you and your family safe from serious injuries.

  • Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking on the stovetop, so you can keep an eye on the food.
  • Keep children away from the stove. The stove will be hot and kids should stay three feet away.
  • Make sure kids also 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 candle.
  • Make sure your smoke alarms are working. Test them by pushing the test button.

The Edina Fire Department wishes you and your family a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

DISCLAIMER: We welcome any and all comments and interaction on this page. However, posts will be moderated. Posters shall not misrepresent their identity nor impersonate any person. Comments associated with unlawful activity or that contain offensive or vulgar language or photos, personal attacks on staff members or members of the public, political endorsements of any kind, links to outside websites, commercial advertisements or any other form of commercial solicitation will not be posted.

 

  • Subscribe via email:

    Enter your email address to subscribe to the City of Edina's blogs and receive notifications of all new posts by email.

  • City Blogs:

    28 posts 177 posts 401 posts 81 posts 186 posts
© 2016 City Of Edina, Minnesota