In light of the upcoming holiday, we thought you might find the following information helpful!

Cooking Safety Tips:

  • Keep children and pets at least three feet away from the cooking areas.
  • Stay in the kitchen while frying, grilling or broiling food. Turn burners off if leaving the kitchen.
  • Keep a pan lid or baking sheet nearby. Use it to cover the pan if it catches on fire.
  • Place turkey fryers outside and away from the house, deck and garage.
  • Store left overs in the refrigerator within two hours after the meal.
  • Eat leftovers within three days of the holiday to avoid contamination.

Vehicle Travel Safety Tips:

  • Check weather forecast for road hazards or issues.
  • Assess travel routes for delays, construction or traffic.
  • Pack emergency supplies like blankets, water and snacks, flashlight and first aid kit.
  • Fill the fuel tank, check air pressure in tires and top-off windshield fluid.
  • Buckle up and obey all traffic signs.
  • Designate a driver who won’t be drinking whenever alcohol is served.

Air Travel Safety Tips:

  • Arrive at the airport 2 hours early for check-in and security inspection.
  • Wrapped gifts are allowed, but may be opened for inspection.
  • Food (pies and cakes) are allowed, but again, may require further inspection.
  • Check out http://www.tsa.gov/traveler-information for a list of prohibited items and other information.

The Bucher Group wishes you a safe, fun and relaxing holiday weekend!

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