Thanksgiving is the leading day for home cooking fires, with 230% more home cooking fires occurring during this holiday. Unattended cooking and the misuse of cooking equipment are the leading contributing factors in cooking fires.
To assist IAFF affiliates in promoting Thanksgiving cooking safety, the IAFF has prepared a sample press release, sample tweets/posts and infographics (with the hashtag “#IAFFsafetytips”) for social media and a PSA video on using turkey fryers – the cooking appliance most likely to start a fire.
Send the press release and infographics to the media as soon as possible. Then, be sure to contact reporters to let them know you are available to discuss tips for ensuring a safe and happy Thanksgiving.