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Thanksgiving Day Fire Safety

Thanksgiving Day accounts for three times as many fires as any other given day of the year. With more fires starting on Thanksgiving Day, we wanted to share some Thanksgiving Fire Safety Tips to keep you and your loved ones safe. This advice should be heeded at all times, however, with the upcoming holiday, it is a particularly dangerous time for fires. In 2017, State Farm paid more than $130 million for nearly 2,700 cooking fire claims alone.

Most home fires start in the kitchen over any other room in the house. So, it’s important always to be alert and focused on this day of family and feasting. Here are a few quick tips to help prevent kitchen fires:

Quick Safety Tips:

-Don’t wear loose-fitting clothing near open flames

-Don’t leave your cooking food unattended on the stove or in the oven

-If you are deep-frying a turkey, ALWAYS do it outside

-Never throw water on a grease fire

-Keep fire extinguishers in plain sight and near an exit-NOT UNDER THE SINK!

Some other great Thanksgiving fire safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association are:

-Keep children away from the stove. The stove will be hot, and children should stay at least three feet away.

-Keeping the floor clear of toys may be easier said than done on such a busy family day, however, moving from one area to the next with hot food, makes it that much more important

-Never leave children alone in a room with a burning candle, although often used a beautiful holiday centerpiece, they can quickly become a hazard.

-Ensure your smoke alarms are working, test them by pushing the test button.

-Use a timer when baking or roasting and never leave the house with the oven running.

*Remember fires can double in size every five to ten seconds and can consume a room in just one minute. If you experience a fire emergency call 9-1-1. “Look, Listen, and Be Aare, Fire Can Happen Anywhere.”

Here at Fire Fighter Sales & Service, we wish you and your family a very Happy and Safe Thanksgiving. Keep these tips fresh in your mind, and you’ll be able to keep your family, pets, and home safe and happy. Have a wonderful holiday!

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