Thanksgiving: Be Thankful and Be Safe (NFPA Safety Tips)

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Thanksgiving: Be Thankful and Be Safe (NFPA Safety Tips)

 

Thanksgiving by the numbers
  • Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires, followed by Christmas Day and Christmas Eve.
  •  In 2014, nearly four times as many home cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving as on a typical day.
  •  In 2014, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 1,730 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 (48%) of all reported home fires and civilian and tied with heating equipment for the second leading cause of home fire deaths.

Source: NFPA’s Fire Analysis & Research Division

2016-11-23T15:56:43+00:00By |Uncategorized|0 Comments

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