Have a Safe Thanksgiving with These Fire Prevention Tips

Have a Safe Thanksgiving with These Fire Prevention Tips

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Thanksgiving Day is one of our most important celebrations, but did you know that it’s also the leading day for home cooking fires? That’s why Thanksgiving fire safety should be our top priority during this celebration.

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Thanksgiving Day is the leading day for home cooking fires, with three times as many occurring on Thanksgiving as any other day of the year.

Each year between 2014 and 2016, about 2,400 residential building fires were reported to fire departments in the U.S. on Thanksgiving Day. These fires caused an estimated 5 deaths, 25 injuries and $19 million in property loss.

We all know that on Thanksgiving, the kitchen becomes the heart of the house, and that is why it is very important to be extra careful when cooking. So, as you begin preparing for your family dinner, keep these Thanksgiving fire safety tips in mind.

Thanksgiving fire safety tips

How to prevent turkey fryer fires and injuries

Note that the NFPA discourages the use of outdoor gas-fueled turkey fryers that immerse the turkey in hot oil. They also urge those who prefer deep-fried turkey to consider the new type of “oil-less turkey fryer”. However, if you still prefer the traditional hot oil fryers, consider these safety tips:

If you have a cooking fire:

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Following these Thanksgiving safety tips can help you have a safe and have a wonderful celebration with friends and family. Yet, disasters can occur when you least expect them. If you’ve experienced a fire, you’ll need fire damage cleanup services urgently. For professional smoke remediation and fire damage repair, contact your local PuroClean office.

Last edited on 18th of November 2020

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