|Safety Doesn't Take a Holiday!|
|By Ex Chief Dean W. Pappas|
|November 21, 2019|
The holidays are a great time to relax, and enjoy family. As you celebrate, though, please keep in mind some common sense safety tips so that your festive gathering isn't ruined by fire.
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires, followed by Christmas Day, Christmas Eve, and the day before Thanksgiving. In 2017, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 1,600 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.
Click on this link to see a video that shows the dangers of a turkey fryer: http://www.viewpure.com/kjUynq0HXdQ?start=0&end=0
Holiday Safety Tips:
Katonah Fire Department wishes you a safe holiday season!