If you’re into safety, here’s an interesting statistic: more house fires (as well as dozens of injuries, some very serious) occur on Thanksgiving Day than on any other day of the year. There are, on average, about 1,300 house fires on Thanksgiving Day, resulting in millions of dollars in claims.
The main culprit? The cooking stove fire.
A Ounce of Prevention
The good news is that most Thanksgiving Day fires can be prevented. Here are a few tips from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). They recommend that every family has a fire plan and escape routes for their homes. Make sure the smoke detectors are working, too. Thousands die in home fires throughout the year.
• Stand by your pan. Always stay in the kitchen when cooking. It can take less than a minute for a fire to start.
• Keep a charged fire extinguisher nearby, and use it, if necessary.
Never use water or flour to put out a fire.
.• In the event of a fire:
- Cover the pan with a lid to smother the flames.
- Turn off the stove.
- Call 911.
Never use a turkey fryer in a garage or on a porch.
- Always use the fryer outside—and away from your home.
- Don’t overfill the fryer with oil.
- Don’t put a frozen turkey in hot oil. The bird must be thawed.
- Hot oil splatter can cause serious burns to an adult or life threatening injuries to a child.
Safety is No Accident
Make your Thanksgiving a day to remember . . . not a day you’ll never forget.
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Thank you for reading this.
P.S. The following is no joke . . .
Have a safe day . . .