Posted on 11/1/2018 9:19 AM By Florida Peninsula Insurance Company
Thanksgiving is a time to enjoy your family, friends, and a delicious feast. A Thanksgiving meal can be a lot of work for a host, and if proper cooking safety precautions are not in place, a day of thanks can turn into a disaster. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires. To ensure a fulfilling and safe thanksgiving for you and your guests, we would like to remind you of these cooking safety tips:
Never leave the kitchen unattended when you are cooking, and always keep an eye on your food.
Stay at home while cooking your turkey and other meals in the oven and check them frequently.
Keep children and pets away from hot appliances, foods, and liquids.
Should you be deep frying your turkey, be sure your fryer is used outdoors and away from buildings and flammable materials.
After working with raw poultry and meat, be sure to wash your hands and works surfaces.
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Posted on 12/1/2017 3:00 AM By Florida Peninsula Insurance Company
This holiday season brings all sorts of activities. From lighting candles to hanging string lights. Here are some ways to keep your home and family safe from hazards such as fire and injury.
Lights: Inspect holiday string lights each year before hanging them up to ensure there are no frayed cords or cracked bulbs. When replacing bulbs, always unplug the lights first and make sure the voltage and wattage match the original bulb. When going to bed or leaving the house, be sure to turn off the lights.
Ornaments: Avoid glass ornaments, especially if you have curious children and pets. Using plastic ornaments makes tree decorating safe for the entire family. For pets, avoid hanging ornaments at the very bottom of the tree. To avoid injury altogether, gate off the area where the tree will stand so children and pets cannot get too close without supervision.
Candles: Always remember to blow out candles before going to bed and never leave them near curtains or flammable ite ...
Posted on 11/24/2014 4:28 AM By Florida Peninsula Insurance Company
Some tips to keep you and your family safe and full for Thanksgiving.