Thanksgiving Fire Safety – Not Just for Turkeys

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Property Manager with Martin Presence Group Brok.0995682636-ASA

Can you believe it’s already November? With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I can already smell the turkey and dressing and all the trimmings. In most American households, Thanksgiving is all about the food. Families gather in the kitchen while they prepare all those wonderful traditional dishes. Did you know that there are three times as many house fires on Thanksgiving Day than any other day of the year, and most of them start, you guessed it, in the kitchen? As a property owner and landlord, fire is one of the scariest words we know. So as the holidays approach you may want send a quick email or phone call to your tenants to remind them of these ten fire safety tips as provided by National Fire Prevention Association.

 

1. Don’t leave the kitchen while frying and grilling.

 

2. Use a timer and do kitchen checks when simmering, baking, broiling and roasting.

 

3. If deep frying a turkey, keep the fryer outside, away from walls, fences and other structures. Also, keep the fryer away from moisture to avoid burns from steam and spattering oil.

 

4. Keep pot holders and food wrappers 3 feet away from the stove or other hot surfaces. Kids should stay 3 feet away, too.

 

5. Make sure the handles of pots and pans are facing inward.

 

6. Make sure all stoves, ovens, and ranges have been turned off when you leave the kitchen

 

7. Avoid loose clothes, especially those with long sleeves, while cooking.

 

8. Never leave children alone in room with a lit candle.

 

9. Make sure all candles and smoking materials are put out after the guests leave.

 

10. Have all smoke detector batteries replaced if not done already this season.

 

Also, although the holidays are family time, it’s a good idea to keep children clear of the kitchen during the heaviest cooking. Be sure to plan activities such as games, puzzles, or books that can keep them busy. Kids can get involved in Thanksgiving preparations with recipes that can prepared ahead of time when the kitchen isn’t so hectic.

We here at Martin Presence want you to know that during this time, we count you among our blessings, and we want to wish all of our friends a very Happy Thanksgiving. If we can help you in any way with your property management needs during this busy time of the year, just give us a call. It’s our job to make your job easier.

 

 

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Belinda Spillman
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No I can't believe it is November!  My how time flies.  These are great tips for the upcoming holiday.

Nov 01, 2017 08:56 AM #1
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James Dray
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Good morning Corey.

As you get older those holidays get closer and closer, trust me I know...  Anyway, great information

Nov 02, 2017 02:23 AM #2
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Hi Corey

It can’t really be almost thanksgiving, can it? These are great suggestions. It seems every year we head about fires at this time associated with cooking, and especially deep frying the turkey!

Jeff

Nov 02, 2017 05:26 AM #3
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
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Yes, it is hard to believe Thanksgiving is almost here. Like you, I can smell the turkey, dressing and all the delicious trimmings. Thanks for sharing your tips.

Nov 02, 2017 04:00 PM #4
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I'm a big fan of the holiday season and am quite giddy with the prospect of good food, friends, and family - not mention the gorgeous decor. Candle safety is a big one - and your other tips are excellent too. Thanks. D 

Nov 08, 2017 11:42 AM #5
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Joan Cox
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Corey, great post, as this time of year we see more and more fires.   Deep frying a turkey needs constant attention!  

Nov 12, 2017 07:12 AM #6
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Roy Kelley
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This is timely advice to share with all of your readers.

Have a safe Thanksgiving.

Nov 17, 2017 07:10 AM #7
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Happy Thanksgiving Corey. Hope you have a perfect ( and safe ) day with the people you love. D 

Nov 23, 2017 08:44 AM #8
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Corey, Happy Thanksgiving Day to you and your family.

Nov 23, 2017 10:01 AM #9
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Good morning Corey.  I hope you had a fabulous Thanksgiving.

Nov 24, 2017 04:30 AM #10
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Good morning Corey - last year we deep fried a turkey at my sister's house.  We did it outside.

Nov 24, 2017 09:32 AM #11
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We hear about fires this time of the year and it always makes me sad when people lose there homes and are displaced especially at the hoidays.

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Corey, these are very important safety tips not only around Thanksgiving or the holidays but every day. Most house fires do start in kitchens!

Nov 30, 2017 05:04 PM #13
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