Thursday, November 20, 2014

Thanksgiving: A Time of Thanks with Reminders to Be Safe

Thanksgiving is around the corner and soon people all over will be busy whipping up delicious dishes for their family and friends to enjoy. While this time of year reminds us all to be thankful for our blessings, it is also a good time of year to remind children what to do in case of an emergency! (You know- call 9-1-1!)

Here are some helpful tips to get you through Thanksgiving safe and sound!


Many families will be on the road traveling to visit friends and relatives for Thanksgiving. Please remember not to use your cell phone when you are driving. It is best to always pull over if you need to talk on the phone. And it is especially important to never text and drive. It only takes seconds for an accident to occur so keep your eyes on the road. Distracted drivers and any harsh weather conditions can be a recipe for disaster. So remember- keep alert and dial 9-1-1 if you find yourself in an emergency situation.

One of the best parts of Thanksgiving is all the delicious dishes created by loved ones! When preparing yummy dishes, please remember to be safe. Below you can find important information on fire-safe cooking from the National Fire Protection Association. Remember; if a fire occurs please do not hesitate to dial 9-1-1 for help!

Home Safety
Be smart if you plan to travel away from your home for the holidays. Do not post that you are going to be out of town on any social media sites. Secure all windows and doors so there is no easy entry into your home and set an alarm system if you have one. If you can, have a friend move your car occasionally while you are gone so it looks like someone is home. Thieves love to prey on easy targets so please do not be an easy target and keep your home safe.