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Posted on: November 20, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Holiday Safety Tips from Amherst Emergency Team

Happy and safe thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is almost here! If you’re traveling to see family or hosting guests at your home, it is important that everyone knows what to do in the event of an emergency. Use these tips to have a safe holiday:

  • Decide on a family emergency meeting spot and make sure your guests know how to get there.
  • Make sure you have working smoke alarms in any rooms where guests are sleeping.
  • Know two ways out of a room in case of a fire, even if you’re staying in someone else’s home.

Did you know most home fires start in the kitchen? Whether you’re making turkey or pie this holiday season, it is important to be careful when you’re cooking. Use these tips to make sure your Thanksgiving is safe and delicious:

  • Keep an eye on food when cooking.
  • Wear short sleeves or roll them up. Long sleeves can catch on fire.
  • Never leave frying food alone. Most home cooking fires start when food is left unattended.

For more tips on staying safe this holiday season, visit: https://www.ready.gov/holiday-toolkit.

To sign up for Amherst Emergency Alerts and general preparedness tips, visit us at: www.amherstma.gov/prepare 

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