Holiday Safety

The Thanksgiving holidays are full of enticing smells, good company & lots of football – but it is also three times more likely to have a cooking fire than any other day of the year. 

Thanksgiving by the numbers
  • Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires, followed by the day before Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. and Christmas Eve.
  • In 2015, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 1,760 home cooking fires on Thanksgiving, the peak day for such fires.
  • Unattended cooking was by far the leading contributing factor in cooking fires and fire deaths.
  • Cooking equipment was involved in almost half of all reported home fires and home fire injuries and is the second leading cause of home fire deaths.  

Turkey Fryer Safety Tips

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