Thanksgiving Fire Safety Tips For Your Fridge [Printable List]

In the excitement of turkey day, it’s easy to forget that Fire & Life Safety doesn’t take a holiday. Stick these Thanksgiving fire safety tips on your fridge, grab your stretchy pants, and dig in!

Whether you’re celebrating with your family at home or having a Friends-giving at the office, these universal safety tips can help keep a fire emergency off your Thanksgiving menu. 

Keep these stats in mind this year, follow the tips below, and have a safe holiday.

  • Over 2,000 residential fires were reported to fire departments in the U.S. on Thanksgiving Day each year between 2017 – 2019.
  • Fires in residential areas are 2.3 times more likely on Thanksgiving than any other day of the year.
  • 73% of Thanksgiving Day fires are caused by cooking mishaps.
  • 30% of a full-year’s property loss value happens on Thanksgiving Day.

Thanksgiving can be busy for your local fire department. Follow these tips so that firefighters can enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving meal too!

Watch What You Cook

When something is on the stove, don’t leave the room. It can only take a moment for a fire to start, and if you’re there when it happens, you stand a better chance of putting it out quickly.

Keep A Lid Nearby

If a fire does start in a pot or pan, carefully slide a lid on top, and turn off the stove. Leave the pan alone until it has cooled completely.

Fry Outside

If you are a deep-fried turkey lover, do your frying outdoors. NEVER deep-fry a turkey inside. And never, never, EVER deep-fry a frozen turkey. Check out the video below to see why this could turn your turkey day into day in the emergency room.

Know How To Extinguish A Fire

Never put water onto a grease fire – it will only make it worse. Have a fire extinguisher nearby and know how to use it. If you need more information on the types of fire extinguisher you need, we have a blog for that here

Check Smoke Alarms

Before the craziness of the holiday begins, do a quick smoke alarm check. Change the batteries if needed. 

DynaFire is always here to help you with any of your Fire & Life Safety needs. Feel free to contact us with any questions you have about how to keep your home and office safe. 

Download this Thanksgiving fire safety tip sheet below and have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Fire Safety Printable List

 

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