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Henrico County Division of Fire
Monday November 23rd, 2009 :: 03:09 p.m. EST


Chk this site 4 holiday safety info & best wishes for a safe & happy holiday from ur Henrico Public Safety partners!

Thanksgiving Safety Tips:

• Plan your trip and drive according to conditions- remember to have a passenger use the cell phone or utilize hands free utility! This largest traveled holiday accounts for the most fatalities.

•Wear your seat belt!!! Seat belts are proven to save lives and prevent injuries.

•Make sure children are secured in an approved child safety seat.

•Get enough rest and don't try to drive when you would normally be asleep.

•If you need to make a phone call, pull off the road and keep your call short.

•Don't answer your cell phone while driving. Let your cell phone take a message and pull off the road to answer your calls.

•Don't text and drive!!! Taking your eyes off the road for just a second or two can have tragic consequences.

•Don't consume alcohol!! Buzzed driving is the same as drunk driving.

•Start your holiday cooking with a clean stove and oven. Make sure any old grease or food spills are cleaned up to lessen the chance of a flare-up.

•Keep kitchen clutter and loose clothing away from stove burners.

•NEVER leave cooking food unattended.

•Turkey fryers are for outdoor use away from combustible structures.

•If the contents in a pot or pan catch fire, do not touch or try to move the pot or pan as you may spread the fire or burn yourself. Extinguish the flames with a metal lid or larger pot.

•Never use water on a grease fire. Extinguish the flames with a metal lid or larger pot.

•Keep holiday decorations away from heat sources such as stoves, candles or heaters.

•In the event of a police, fire or medical emergency, always call 911.

Henrico County Division of Fire
P.O. Box 90775
County of Henrico, VA 23273-0775

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 804-501-4900

Anna McRay
Division of Fire

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