Thanksgiving Holiday Safety Tips 2014
As we all prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday and the shopping frenzy that accompanies the holiday season, the Flagler Beach Police Department wants everyone to have a safe and enjoyable holiday and the following safety tips are respectfully provided to our residents, businesses and visitors.
o This largest traveled holiday accounts for the most fatalities, so don’t text and drive! Taking your eyes off the road for just a second or two (2) can have tragic consequences.
o Don’t answer your cell phone while driving. Let your cell phone take a message and pull off the road to answer your calls.
o 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.
o Don’t Drink and Drive, use a Designated Driver!
o Never leave cooking food unattended. Turkey fryers are for outdoor use away from combustible structures.
o 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, larger pot or fire extinguisher. Never use water on a grease fire. Extinguish the flames with a metal lid, larger pot or a fire extinguisher.
o Keep holiday decorations away from heat sources such as stoves, candles or heaters. In the event of a fire or medical emergency, call 911.
Should you have any questions about the safety tips listed above, please feel free to contact any member of the Flagler Beach Police Department so we can provide assistance. Additional information regarding Thanksgiving safety can be obtained by visiting the following websites;