According to NFPA, cooking fires are more likely to occur on Thanksgiving Day than any other day of the year.  More than 4,000 fires occur nationwide on this holiday!

However, don’t forget to practice cooking safety not only at the holidays, but year-round.
20,000 of the nations 30,200 fire departments are all-volunteer. Of the 118 firefighters who died in the line of duty in 2007, 68 were volunteers.  Help keep our firefighters out of harm’s way.

HomeSense is a member of Partners 4 Safety, a local coalition in Akron, OH with the mission of reducing the #1 cause of fires in our community– cooking fires.  Working with the local Red Cross and Akron Fire Department, the coalition is offering “Avoiding Recipes for Disaster – Prevent Cooking Fires” classes throughout the community.

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Where Fire Occurs

There were 1,734,500 fires in the United States in 2001. Of these:
50% were Outside Fires
30% were Structure Fires
20% were Vehicle Fires

Fires in 1-2 family dwellings most often start in the:
Kitchen 25.5%
Bedroom 13.7%
Living Room 8.6%
Chimney 8.2%
Laundry Area 5.0%

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