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Be Safe This Thanksgiving

from PLC Insurance

by Michelle Ferris on Nov 20, 2016

We want your holidays to be filled with fun, family, friends, and food. Not fires.

The U.S. Fire Administration reports that approximately 2,000 Thanksgiving Day fires in the US occur every year, resulting in 5 deaths, 25 injuries, and $21,000,000 ($21M) in property loss. We don't want you to end up included in those statistics.

  • Don't leave cooking food unattended, and be sure to set timers.
  • Ensure you're using well-insulated potholders.
  • Wear clothes that fit more snugly, with shorter sleeves so that your garments don't get caught on pot handles, utensils, etc.
  • Be sure your knives are sharp and know how to handle them properly.
  • Keep children and pets out of the kitchen.
  • Be very cautious with hot oil, and NEVER throw water on a grease fire. Smother out or use a grease-fire fire extinguisher.
  • Ensure that all candles are snuffed out after guests have left, and don’t leave any unattended when you leave a room.
  • If you’ve decorated with string lights, make sure they’re safe for use (no frayed or damaged parts), and that outlets haven’t been overloaded.
  • If you get burned, run under cold water immediately.
  • Make sure that everyone knows what to do in case of choking.

PLC Insurance wishes you and your family a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving!


© 2018, PLC Insurance. The reader assumes all responsibilities for his/her own actions in regards to any items discussed in this report. Adherence to all applicable laws and regulations, federal, state and local, governing the use of any product or service described in this report in the US or any other jurisdiction is the sole responsibility of the reader. The publisher and author assume no responsibility or liability whatsoever on the behalf of the reader of these materials. The reader is encouraged to consult directly with his/her insurance professional.

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