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How to Keep Fire Safe in Your Home on Chanukah

A PRIME Insurance Holiday Special

This year, Sunday night, December 2nd marked the first night of Chanukah. Keep the flicker of the menorah, the tastes of holiday delicacies and the memories of miracles-past as safe as possible with these tips.  

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9 Tips on Menorah Safety

  • Test your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors as well as home fire extinguisher to see if they are working properly

  • Never use a menorah made out of wood of flammable materials

  • Make sure to place your menorah on a sturdy table covered with silver foil before lighting

  • If using candles, melt bottoms into the menorah cups before lighting so they will not topple

  • Make sure any menorah is out of reach of kids and pets

  • Keep matches and lighters out of kids’ reach

  • Never leave a menorah with burning candles unsupervised

  • Keep the menorah at a safe distance from draperies, window blinds and other furnishings

  • In the event of fire, evacuate all family members and call 911 to alert the fire department

4 Tips on Kitchen Safety

  • Keep all flammables clear of stovetop area before frying or cooking

  • Make sure frying pan handles or other cooking utensil handles are turned to the rear of stove

  • Keep loose-fitted sleeves rolled up and remove dangling bracelets before cooking

  • Keep children away from hot stove-top cooking and frying

Happy Chanukah from all of us here at Prime Insurance!


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Summary: Keep the bright flickering of the Chanukah menorah part of the joyous tradition without fire mishap with these tips from Prime Insurance of Lakewood, NJ.











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