It’s December! Time to decorate and start preparing for that big holiday dinner! As you prepare to spend time with your loved ones, here are a few holiday safety tips to remember:
- Deep fry that turkeyoutside. If your holiday meal includes a deep-fried turkey, take it into the backyard! Be sure to carefully read the cooking instructions so your turkey is delicious, and your house is safe! Don’t try to use oil to cook in your house, garage or basement.
- Turn off holiday lights before you go to bed. Malfunctioning strings of lights on live Christmas trees cause fires every year. Be sure your home is safe from fire by unplugging the lights each night before you go to bed.
- Make sure the fire is out. If you live in a cold climate, be sure the fire in your fireplace is completely out before bedtime. No fireplace? Same goes for those wonderful smelling holiday candles!
- Lock your exterior doors. You should probably always lock your doors at night, but especially during the holidays. This includes cars, too, for those of you who hide presents in the trunk.
- Close your bedroom doors. In the event of a fire, closed bedroom doors have been shown to reduce the spread of the fire. If you need to keep your door open for children, pets, or any other reason, consider installing Mindr™ devices. This fire safety device closes doors when it detects the signal from a smoke alarm and my keep bedroom occupants safe while the fire department arrives. Mindr can help protect your home in the event of a fire during the day, as well, by closing the doors to help slow the spread.
The holidays can bring about safety concerns you may not need to think about the rest of the year. But by remembering these simple tips, you can keep your home and loved ones better protected! Happy holidays!
Our Vision: To help protect family and loved ones and reduce property damage by closing doors automatically when a smoke alarm sounds.
Our Mission: To slow fire growth, reduce damage and create survivable space for people and pets who are unable to immediately escape.