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City of Reno offices closed on November 28 and 29

Reno Fire Department offers Thanksgiving safety tips

Post Date:11/26/2019 2:15 PM

City of Reno administrative offices will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29, 2019. Office closures include:

  • Reno City Hall - 1 East First Street
  • Reno Municipal Court - 1 South Sierra Street
  • All City of Reno recreation facilities. For more information about recreation facilities, call 775-334-2262.
  • Reno Police Department (RPD) front lobby - 455 East Second Street

RPD would like to advise the public of these holiday and weekend reporting options:

  • For all emergencies requiring police, fire or medical response, call or text to 9-1-1. 
  • For non-emergency assistance from Dispatch, call 775-334-COPS (2677).
  • Visit RenoPD.com and click on "File a Report" to submit an online report.

The City of Reno wishes all a safe and healthy Thanksgiving holiday.

Thanksgiving Safety Tips

In 2016, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 1,570 home cooking fires on Thanksgiving, the peak day for such fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

“As we make plans to gather with friends and family this holiday season, it’s important that citizens know that cooking-related fires are a leading cause of home fires in America," Reno Fire Chief Dave Cochran says. “We want to remind residents to be safe in the home this Thanksgiving holiday.”

The following tips from the Reno Fire Department will ensure that families celebrate in a safe and memorable way:

  • Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking on the stovetop so you can keep an eye on the food.
  • Stay in the home when cooking your turkey and check on it frequently.
  • Keep children away from the stove. The stove will be hot and kids should stay 3 feet away.
  • Make sure kids stay away from hot food and liquids. The steam or splash from vegetables, gravy or coffee could cause serious burns.
  • Keep the floor clear so you don’t trip over kids, toys, pocketbooks or bags.
  • Keep knives out of the reach of children.
  • Be sure electric cords from an electric knife, coffee maker, plate warmer or mixer are not dangling off the counter within easy reach of a child.
  • Keep matches and utility lighters out of the reach of children — up high in a locked cabinet.
  • Never leave children alone in a room with a lit candle.
  • Make sure your smoke alarms are working. Test them by pushing the test button.