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10 Ways to Avoid a Fire During Your Thanksgiving Celebration

Posted By Schneider Overett || 4-Nov-2015

Unfortunately, according to the United Sates Fire Administration, over 4,000 fires occur every year on Thanksgiving Day. Thanksgiving can bring fun, festivities, and celebrations. While some choose to have small dinners, others choose to spend the holiday visiting with family and close friends over extravagant family-get-togethers and large feasts. Of course, with so much cooking and decorating occurring on this day, it is important that you and your family take the proper safety precautions to prevent unnecessary fires.

For a fire-free and safe Thanksgiving celebration, consider the following tips:

  1. Do not leave cooking appliances such as stoves, grills, or ovens unattended.
  2. Use a cooking timer when leaving food items in the oven or on the stove for long periods.
  3. Avoid wearing loose clothing or hanging accessories while cooking or spending time in the kitchen.
  4. Before the festivities, be sure to check that all smoke and CO2 alarms are working correctly.
  5. Keep a fire extinguisher in a safe and easy-to-reach place.
  6. Do not keep small appliances plugged in if they are not being used.
  7. If a fire does occur, don’t splash water on it to put it out.
  8. Be sure to keep children and animals out of the kitchen and away from barbecue grills.
  9. Ensure all candles are in low-traffic areas, but do not leave them unattended
  10. If you smell smoke or a fire ignites, call 9-1-1 immediately.

By making sure you take the proper safety precautions, you can ensure that you, your family, and your guests have a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday.

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