It is almost time for America’s favorite food holiday of the year—Thanksgiving! You might know how to make your favorite family recipes, but do you know how to cook safely? Cooking is the main cause of home fires, so it is important to plan ahead.
The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) wants to make sure that home fires are not a part of your dinner plans with prevention tips and educational resources to combat your risk. We have a number of resources to help your audience remember safe cooking practices for this special holiday and every day of the year at https://www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/outreach/cooking.html.
Cooking safety is especially important in Oklahoma:
According to the latest report from the National Fire Incident Reporting System, Oklahoma was one of four states with the highest number of fire deaths per million population in 2014.
In 2014, the National Fire Incident Reporting System, reported that Oklahoma residential structure fire related deaths were higher than the national average.
So far in 2016, the media has reported 29 home fire fatalities in Oklahoma.