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Practice Fire Safety Tips This Thanksgiving Season

Practice Fire Safety Tips This Thanksgiving Season

As we know, Thanksgiving is traditionally a time to be grateful. It’s when families and friends come together to share a warm meal during the holiday season. It’s just the start of the most wonderful time of the year, as they say.

But as important as it is to be together during Thanksgiving season, it’s also important to be weary of fire safety.

Why’s that, you might ask? Because Thanksgiving is the peak day of the year for home fires, outweighing Christmas, Christmas Eve, and even Thanksgiving Eve. In 2016 alone, fire departments responded to 1,570 fires across the country. That should come as no surprise: the stoves and ovens are on at nearly all homes, cooking for hours the food that we all know and love.

With that being said, there are a few safety tips to keep in mind. For one, every party should always have one person in the kitchen, keeping an eye on the food. Leaving a stove or oven on for hours unsupervised can be incredibly dangerous. You’ll want to be sure everything’s running smoothly, with frequent checks on the turkey. Furthermore, if you have children, make sure you keep them out of the kitchen, as the stove itself or other appliances can be hot especially as they run for hours at a time.

Another fire safety hazard on Thanksgiving is lit candles. While we enjoy decorating the house with these, they can be dangerous, again, if left unsupervised. Be sure you blow out candles when leaving the home or well before going to bed. And like with any holiday, you’ll want to make sure your smoke alarms are working so be sure to give them a test before you start cooking.

With these tips in mind, you’ll be prepared for the big feast. The men and women of Agosti Fire Investigations hope you have a fire safe and Happy Thanksgiving.

Fire Prevention Week is Approaching

Fire Prevention Week is Approaching

Fires present a big problem for many Americans every year. There are more than 1.3 million fires that take place all across the U.S., and they cause more than 3,000 deaths and 14,000 injuries while doing almost $11 billion in damage to homes and businesses. And yet, there are still far too many people who… Continue Reading

Fire Extinguisher Recalled

Fire Extinguisher Recalled

Fire extinguishers are one of the most important supplies every residential and commercial tenant or homeowner should have available. But what happens when a fire extinguisher not only doesn’t work in times of need, but also, can harm you in the process? It is incredibly important to check the make and model of your fire… Continue Reading

Causes of Winter Fires

Causes of Winter Fires

While you may think that home fires are not as common throughout the cold of winter, that’s unfortunately not true. Falling temperatures and snow outside do little to stop the spread of fires, and there are actually a few reasons why fires can be more prevalent during this time of year. We’re here to go… Continue Reading

Fire Safety in the Fall

Fire Safety in the Fall

Just because the seasons are changing doesn’t mean that there are any less fires. It seems that people are fooled. Just because the weather is colder, especially if you’re in certain parts of the country, such as Chicago, that it means that we are at less risk of fires. Just because we have entered fall… Continue Reading