Friday, December 11, 2009

Fire: Chanukah safety rules

Maccabee Aish Jewish Fire Prevention

Menorah Safety

    * Don't leave Chanukah candles unattended and never go to sleep while Chanukah candles are burning
    * Place the Menorah on a sturdy heat resistant surface away from anything that can catch fire including walls, curtains, cabinets, wooden and plastic tables, tablecloths, etc
    * Light candles out of childrens reach and where they cannot be knocked over
    * Keep surfaces and surrounding areas clear from burned matches, wick trimmings, oil residue, and other debris
    * Do not light "school project" Menorahs made from materials that can burn (wood, plastic, etc)

When Cooking Latkes

    * Keep small children away from hot oil and cooking areas
    * Keep pot handles turned inward and away from the edge of the stove
    * Keep hands, hair and sleeves away from open flame
    * Use extra caution when carrying hot food around children
    * Designate ovens, stoves, and heat containing appliances as a "NO GO ZONE" for children
    * Never put water on a grease fire, use a fire extinguisher and call the Fire Dept amergency number
    * Treat burns immediately by cooling with cool water and call your emergency number

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