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Posted on: November 7, 2018

Thanksgiving Fire Safety


Thanksgiving is the leading day of the year for house fires followed by Christmas Day and Christmas Eve. According to the National Fire Protection Association, cooking equipment was involved in almost half of all reported home fires and home fire injuries; being the second leading cause of home fire deaths.

The Carbondale Fire Department encourages residents to make this a safe and happy holiday by following these simple steps:

  • Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking on the stovetop so you can keep an eye on the food
  • Stay in the home when cooking your turkey and check on it frequently
  • Keep kids away from the stove
  • Make sure kids stay away from hot foods and liquids
  • Keep the floor clear so you don't trip over kids, toys or bags
  • Keep knives out of the reach of kids
  • Keep matches and utility lighters out of the reach of kids
  • Never leave children alone in the room with a candle
  • Make sure your smoke alarms are working
  • Make sure that all small appliance electrical cords are not dangling from the countertops

For more Thanksgiving Safety Tips, visit the National Fire Protection Association.

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