Thanksgiving Day is still the peak day for home cooking fires. According to the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) Data Snapshot for 2014-2016, there were an estimated 2,400 residential building fires that caused 5 deaths, 25 injuries, and $19 million in property loss for Thanksgiving Day. Most of the fires that happened on the holiday occurred between 10:00AM until 4:00PM, when most people are preparing dinner, and continued to decline throughout the evening.
Keeping the tips listed below in mind will decrease the risk of fire happening to your home which will help minimize your fear and maximize your excitement for the holiday. Sounds good, doesn’t it?
Keep an eye out in the kitchen when you are cooking. Have somebody check on what’s cooking if you have to be away. Using a timer will be very helpful too.
Prevent children from reaching hot food or liquids. Expect children to be present since its a holiday mostly spent with family. Plan activities that will drive children away from the kitchen.
Ensure your smoke alarms are connected and working. Make sure to regularly test your system with the help of your alarm company.
If you can, avoid wearing clothing with long and loose sleeves that could get catch fire. Also keep fall decorations or any dangling objects away from the stove top for the same exact reason.
These tips will decrease the risk of any fire accident igniting at your home which is important for you because this can give you the peace of mind knowing your family is safer this coming holiday. At the end of the day that is what matters the most, isn’t it?
Your safety is always a priority that is why we feature safety tips for every occasion. This gives you the ability to be confident in celebrating through whatever season.