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Fire Statistics & Tips To Stay Safe This Thanksgiving Holiday

Fire Statistics & Tips To Stay Safe This Thanksgiving HolidayThanksgiving is a warm time of year, but hopefully the warmth is because you are surrounded by family and friends, not because your kitchen has caught fire while cooking. Thanksgiving is one of the most common days for house fires. Here are some statistics and safety tips to keep you in the know and keep you safe this Thanksgiving holiday.

Statistics:

  • Cooking fires nearly double on Thanksgiving Day than on any other day.
  • Thanksgiving Day home fires cause more damage and claim more lives than home fires on other days of the year.
  • Home fires are the most common disaster in our nation.
  • Approximately every 2 ½ hours, someone is killed in a home fire.
  • Annually, almost 20 thousand people are injured in home fires.
  • Having a working smoke alarm, increases your chances of survival by almost double.

Safety Tips:

  • Never leave food unattended while cooking
  • Use a timer and check your food regularly
  • Ensure that flammable objects like pot holders and paper towels are kept away from warm surfaces like the stove top.
  • Keep a fire extinguisher in the kitchen in case of an emergency and know how to use it.
  • Unplug and small and unnecessary appliances to save energy and eliminate potential electrical dangers.
  • Make sure that all your smoke alarms are working properly by testing them and replacing the batteries if you need to.
  • Avoid loose or dangling clothing when cooking to prevent you from getting caught on something or setting your clothes on fire.
  • Never leave candles or other sources of fire, like a fireplace, unattended.

Contact Global Financial & Insurance Services in Irving for all your Texas homeowners’ insurance needs. Keep your home and you family protected from fires this Thanksgiving holiday by keeping in mind these statistics and safety tips. Get a policy today to give your home and your family the protection they deserve!