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From monthly archives: November 2017

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Thanksgiving Leftovers: Safety Tips

  Your Thanksgiving meal is one of the largest you will prepare all year, so you’ll be sure to have lots of leftovers for days or even weeks to follow. Follow these tips to make sure your Thanksgiving leftovers are both delicious and safe to put back on the table:     1. Your leftovers should be stored in the refrigerator within 2-3 hours to prevent the growth of bacteria. Store leftovers in shallow pans or containers to decrease cooling time. This will prevent food from spending too much time in unsafe temperatures.   2. For guests who live more than 2 hours away, store leftovers in a cooler with ice or frozen gel packs for safe travel.   3. Remove stuffing from inside the leftover turkey and refrigerate separately from the meat.   4. Avoid consuming leftovers which have been left in the fridge longer than 4 days. (Remember: it’s safe to consume leftovers until the following Tuesday after Thanksgiving)   5. If you ...

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Teaching Tots About Fire

When it comes to fire safety, younger children need to be taught differently, based on their ways of thinking. Unsurprisingly, many children are fascinated with fire, and providing a fire safety lesson a must. Here are a few points to include in your lesson: Teach kids never to play with matches, lighters or fireworks/sparklers: These things must always be supervised by an adult. It is important they know playing with these items can be dangerous and cause devastating loss to property and even people. Make them aware of fire alarms: By pushing the “test” button on your fire alarm, your children will be aware of what your home’s fire alarm sounds like, and how to respond to one when there’s really a fire. Teach them to get low and get out. A child who is coached properly ahead of time will have a better chance to be safe.    Create a family plan: Practice drills with your children and help them remember what to do as a family if there were to ever be a fire ...

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Practicing Fire Safety At Home

  According to Red Cross, if a fire starts in your home, you may have as little as two minutes to escape. Practicing a fire escape plan regularly could cut your risk in half. Here are some tips on how to properly prepare yourself and your family in case a fire threatens your home:   Install smoke alarms: All smoke alarms should be tested once a month and batteries should be replaced once a year. It is important to install the right amount of smoke alarms depending on the size of your home.   Prepare young children: It is important to teach your younger children what smoke alarms sound like and what they should do when they hear one. They should also learn how and when to dial 9-1-1.   Have a discussion with your family: Make sure everyone living in the home knows at least 2 ways to escape, should there ever be a fire. Place emergency numbers where everyone can see, and everyone with a phone should have it saved. Come up with a mutual meeting spot, should there need to be a ...

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