This Sunday will be a day full of cheering, groans and a plenty of excitement all around. It's also a day that will be filled with food and tons of it! If you're like most folks across the country right now, even if you're not cheering for the Pats or the Falcons, Super Bowl LI will still be a day for parties, the guest list and the ever-so-important menu for game day.
Did you know that Super Bowl Sunday ranks as one of the busiest days for food consumption of the year? From chili and burgers to spicy wings, decadent desserts and fancy cocktails, Super Bowl Sunday brings out the foodie in everyone. But with all of this food prep comes an increased risk for a fire safety "fumble" at home.
NFPA reminds everyone to keep these basic cooking fire safety tips in mind when preparing for the big game:
• Keep an eye on what you fry
• Be alert when cooking
• Keep things that can catch fire away from cooking area
These and other tips can be found on NFPA's cooking fire safety central webpage, including our cooking fire safety tips sheet that you can download and keep in the kitchen for easy reference. Also check out NFPA and USFA's "Put a Freeze on Winter Fires" campaign webpage where you can find these tips and more that touch on fire safety at home this winter.
Remember, take just a few minutes to practice fire safety, especially in the kitchen, and it will go a long way to making your home a safer place. Enjoy the game everyone!