Thanksgiving Fire Safety Tips
With Thanksgiving around the corner, it’s important to be aware of fire safety when you’re cooking your meal. Thanksgiving is the peak day of the year for house fires, with an estimated 2,000 fires per year. To ensure your Thanksgiving goes smoothly and safely, we’ve compiled a few tips to follow on the big day.
1. Check your smoke alarms. Before preparing the big meal, check your smoke alarms to make sure they are working properly. In the event of a fire they’ll be able to alert you of a problem.
2. Clean your cooktop and hood vent. Oil and grease can build up on cooktops and hood vents. It’s important to keep them regularly cleaned to prevent a grease fire.
3. Don’t leave cooking food unattended. The leading cause of house fires during Thanksgiving is leaving food unattended while it’s cooking. Always make sure someone is in the kitchen while food is cooking, and remember to set timers so you don’t get distracted by guests and forget about the food.
4. Be aware of flammable materials. Keep an eye on any flammable materials like oven mitts, towels, paper products, and wooden spoons. Make sure they are kept far away from any heat sources to prevent them from catching fire.
Make sure to follow these tips to make sure your family, friends, and home are safe this holiday. We hope you have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving!