With friends and family visiting your home this Thanksgiving, it is important to stay safe! Especially with the added risks Thanksgiving dinner brings.
Did you know U.S. Fire Departments respond on average to 166,100 cooking related structure fires each year?
On Thanksgiving day, more people are cooking in their homes than any other day in the year. Fire departments respond to 4 times as many cooking fires on Thanksgiving than any other day of the year.
Studies have found many of these fires could have been prevented with some basic precautions.
Frying a Turkey
Each year, turkey frying alone is responsible for a national average of 5 deaths, 60 injuries, and the destruction of 900 homes. While the use of oil turkey fryers is discouraged, some safety precautions can minimize risk of use.
Turkey Frying Safety Precautions: