Yes, the family is all here, kids are running around, football game on the TV, friend talking, all the stove burners cooking… put it all together and you have three times the national average of fires per day. Let’s face it you are multitasking 15 different jobs and the stove top just gets overlooked.
Cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and related injuries. In 2005-2009, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated average of 155,400 home fires per year involving cooking equipment. These fires caused an annual average of 390 civilian deaths, 4,800 civilian injuries, and $771 million in direct property damage.
Thanksgiving is a day to love life and love your family… protect them with just a few safety tips: