Our food pantry routinely distributes safety resources to community members, especially around holidays. Towards the end of this month, many Jewish community members will be celebrating Passover – a holiday that includes lighting candles and cooking up a storm! To help prepare our community for a happy and safe holiday, we are distributing fire safety information throughout the month of March. We have included smoke alarm safety tips and a Home Fire Safety Survey from the National Fire Protection Association.
We have also created a Passover Fire Safety “cheat sheet” with tips on candle safety, preparing the kitchen, and preparing for Seder. Here’s a final tip: although the City of Pittsburgh Fire Bureau has put its free smoke detector installation program on hold due to COVID-19, households are still able to call 311 Response Center or the Fire Bureau at (412) 255-2863 to see if they are eligible for the program and to be put on a waiting list for when the program resumes. This month and always, happy and safe cooking, everyone!