Thanksgiving Fire Tips
For most, the kitchen is the heart of the home, especially during the holidays. Everyone enjoys being part of the preparations.
Fire safety top of mind in the kitchen during this joyous time is important, especially when there’s a lot of activity at home. As you start preparing your holiday schedule and organizing that large family feast, follow a few simple safety tips so you can enjoy time with your loved ones.
Here are some safety tips
- Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking on the stove top and 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; children should stay three feet away.
- Make sure kids stay away from hot food and liquids. The steam from vegetables, gravy or coffee could cause burns.
- Be sure electric cords are not dangling off the counter within easy reach of a child.
- Keep matches and utility lighters out of the reach of children.
- Keep the floor clear so you don’t trip over anything.
- Make sure your smoke alarms are working. Test them by pushing the test button.
Thanksgiving fire facts
- Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires, followed by Christmas Day, Christmas Eve, and the day before Thanksgiving.
- In 2016, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 1,570 home cooking fires on Thanksgiving.
- Unattended cooking was the leading contributing factor in cooking fires.
- Cooking equipment was involved in almost half of all reported home fires, and it is the second leading cause of home fire deaths.
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