Planning on hosting a New Year's Eve party this year? As you know, with New Year's festivities comes cooking food, food and more food. Then there’s the decorations, the lights, and a house full of people. Have you planned how you will organize your time to prepare? Did you include fire safety on that “to do” list?
Accidents can and do happen when we're rushing to do everything at once and on time. And there’s often cause for distraction, too, when there’s lots of activity around us. So as we kick off 2017 on New Year’s Eve, let us all make a pledge to be mindful throughout the year of how home fires start, and make it a point to follow some simple but important steps to reduce our risk and keep our families safe. The following are a few tips to get you started:
• Stay in the kitchen when cooking on the stovetop
• Keep lit candles away from decorations and other things that can burn; blow out lit candles when leaving a room
• Test your smoke alarms and tell guests about your home fire escape plan
Review all of the fire safety tips by downloading for free our winter holiday tips sheet, and enjoy your end of the year celebration wherever that takes you! Stay safe one and all, and we look forward to seeing you in 2017!