Thanksgiving Fire Safety: The Recipe for a Flame-Free Holiday

Thanksgiving Fire Safety: The Recipe for a Flame-Free Holiday

Food, family and football… the 3 cornerstones of a traditional Thanksgiving. This year, millions of Americans will be gathering at dining room tables across the country to indulge in mouthwatering turkey, velvety mashed potatoes, grandma’s special stuffing and the taste of Aunt Helen’s sweet pumpkin pie. But did you know that Thanksgiving is the peak day for cooking fires? In fact, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 1,760 home cooking fires on Thanksgiving in 2015.

Thanksgiving Dinner Without the Char

Since America’s favorite – and tastiest – holiday is just around the corner, enjoy a safe, turkey-filled day with these Thanksgiving fire safety cooking tips.

Cooking Safety


Turkey Fryer Safety


Act Fast! If a cooking fire does occur, use a fire extinguisher to put out the flames. If the fire is too big to contain on your own, get everyone outside and call 911 right away.

Fire Safety First

No one wants an unexpected visit from the fire department – especially on Turkey Day. Armed with the right Thanksgiving fire safety tips, you can ensure your entire community enjoys a safe, flame-free holiday. Adapt this infographic into one of our many outreach formats for your community. To learn more, contact us. For more information on our safety products, browse the QuickSeries® library of guides, including Fire Safety: Are You Ready?