There are about twice as many residential fires on Thanksgiving as on any other day of the year. More than 80% of these fires start with unsafe cooking practices.
Read the Thanksgiving Fire Safety press release.
Stay safe on Thanksgiving with these tips.
- Cooking Fire and Burn Safety. Remember to stand by your pan and stay in the kitchen when cooking. The best way to respond to a stove top fire is to put a lid on it and turn off the heat.
- Home Heating Safety. Home heating equipment is the #2 cause of residential fires and the #1 source of carbon monoxide (CO) at home. Learn to heat your home safely.
- Candle Fire Safety. Burn candles inside a one foot circle of safety free of anything that can burn.
- Smoke and CO Alarms. Make sure working smoke and CO alarms are installed on every level of the home.