To all of our friends and family,
Have a Happy and Safe Thankgiving from all of us at Waller Construction!
Thanksgiving is a time of joy and happiness for most of us. It is also the most dangerous time of the year for kitchen fires. We want to help keep your family safe, so please keep fire safety top of mind in the kitchen during this joyous time. As you start preparing your holiday schedule and organizing that large family feast, remember, by following a few simple safety tips you can enjoy time with your loved ones and keep yourself and your family safer from fire.
Tips to keep your family safe during the holidays:
- Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking on the stovetop so you can keep an eye on the food.
- Make sure your smoke alarms are working. If you haven’t changed your batteries, now is a good time to replace them.
- Ensure that flammable objects like pot holders and paper towels are kept away from warm surfaces like cooktops.
- Keep a fire extinguisher in the kitchen and know how to use it.
- Avoid loose or dangling clothing when cooking to avoid getting caught on something or catching your clothes on fire.
Thanksgiving by the numbers
- Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires, followed by Christmas Day, Christmas Eve, and the day before Thanksgiving.
- In 2016, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 1,570 home cooking fires on Thanksgiving, the peak day for such fires.
- Unattended cooking was by far the leading contributing factor in cooking fires and fire deaths.
- Cooking equipment was involved in almost half of all reported home fires and home fire injuries, and it is the second leading cause of home fire deaths.
We want YOU to enjoy your time with family and friends! Please keep these tips and others in mind and enjoy your time with those that mean the most to you!
From all of us at Waller Construction, we wish you a safe and happy Thanksgiving!
~The Waller Construction & Design Blog Team