Chanukah (Hanukkah) is a time for celebration and known as the Festival of Lights!
Here are some simple common sense safety tips to an help keep you and your family safe and healthy throughout your Chanukah (Hanukkah) festivities.
- Avoid leaving burning candles in the Menorah unattended.
- Place the Hanukkah menorah out of the reach of small children and curious pets. The flames from lighted candles and oils can not only burn tots and pets, but can create a fire hazard threatening the safety of other members in the household.
- Small children should always be watched while the menorah is being lit and while the candles are burning
- Keep children busy with games (Dreidel) or with eating a festive meal, or a steady latkes and chocolate coins, is a good way to prevent them from playing with the menorah!
- If you place a lighted menorah near a window, pull back draperies and remove other flammable objects.
- Keep a fire extinguisher handy near the menorah.
- Another safety precaution is to make certain your home’s smoke and fire detectors are working.
- Make it a habit to change the batteries the night before Hanukkah begins and.test each smoke detector after changing the battery.
- Make sure the alarm can be heard from all parts of the house.
- Be aware of who is in the kitchen when preparing traditional holiday dishes. Keep young children in your sight at all times, even if they are simply watching you work.
- Parents are advised to avoidd leaving food unattended on a hot stove.
- Do not leave the stove unattended.
- Turn the handles of frying pans, etc. toward the back of the stove so that children cannot reach up and grab the handles.
So from Jennifer Mackay and the Panama City Realty Group we hope you have a happy, fun, healthy and safe Chanukah!
Stay tuned for more holiday posts!
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