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November 17, 2022 - Harrisburg, PA

Wolf Administration Urges Caution During Holiday, Offers Safety Tips to Avoid Accidental Fires While Cooking

Pennsylvania Acting Insurance Commissioner Michael Humphreys, Department of Health Acting Secretary and Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson, and Pennsylvania Acting State Fire Commissioner Charles McGarvey joined Harrisburg Fire Bureau officials to offer safety advice for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.

"This holiday, as we gather to celebrate with loved ones, safety for yourself, your family and your home should be a top priority," said Acting Commissioner Humphreys. "In the event of an unfortunate accident, homeowners insurance and renters insurance will cover certain damages, but it is best to follow safety guidelines to ensure that the worst does not happen in the first place. We urge you this holiday to use caution when cooking to avoid potentially dangerous situations, prevent costly repairs, and have a happy and safe Thanksgiving."

Every year, home chefs go into their kitchens on Thanksgiving to make a delicious meal with a turkey often the centerpiece of the holiday. However, this is not without risk, as the U.S. Fire Administration reports the average number of reported residential building fires on Thanksgiving Day is more than double (2.3 times more) the average number of fires in residential buildings on all other days. An average of 2,300 house fires occur nationwide on Thanksgiving, causing fatalities, injuries, and $26 million in property loss.

List of Speakers:
Pennsylvania Acting Insurance Commissioner Michael Humphreys
Department of Health Acting Secretary and Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson
Pennsylvania Acting State Fire Commissioner Charles McGarvey
Harrisburg Fire Chief Brian Enterline



<a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22362_INS_ThanksgivingSafety_ED_01.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Harrisburg Bureau of Fire Chief Brian Enterline, Pennsylvania Acting State Fire Commissioner Charles McGarvey, Department of Health Acting Secretary and Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson, and Pennsylvania Acting Insurance Commissioner Michael Humphreys joined Harrisburg Fire Bureau officials to offer safety advice for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22362_INS_ThanksgivingSafety_ED_02.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Acting Insurance Commissioner Michael Humphreys, Department of Health Acting Secretary and Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson, and Pennsylvania Acting State Fire Commissioner Charles McGarvey joined Harrisburg Fire Bureau officials to offer safety advice for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday...This holiday, as we gather to celebrate with loved ones, safety for yourself, your family and your home should be a top priority, said Acting Commissioner Humphreys. In the event of an unfortunate accident, homeowners insurance and renters insurance will cover certain damages, but it is best to follow safety guidelines to ensure that the worst does not happen in the first place. We urge you this holiday to use caution when cooking to avoid potentially dangerous situations, prevent costly repairs, and have a happy and safe Thanksgiving.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22362_INS_ThanksgivingSafety_ED_03.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Acting Insurance Commissioner Michael Humphreys, Department of Health Acting Secretary and Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson, and Pennsylvania Acting State Fire Commissioner Charles McGarvey joined Harrisburg Fire Bureau officials to offer safety advice for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday...This holiday, as we gather to celebrate with loved ones, safety for yourself, your family and your home should be a top priority, said Acting Commissioner Humphreys. In the event of an unfortunate accident, homeowners insurance and renters insurance will cover certain damages, but it is best to follow safety guidelines to ensure that the worst does not happen in the first place. We urge you this holiday to use caution when cooking to avoid potentially dangerous situations, prevent costly repairs, and have a happy and safe Thanksgiving.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22362_INS_ThanksgivingSafety_ED_04.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Acting Insurance Commissioner Michael Humphreys, Department of Health Acting Secretary and Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson, and Pennsylvania Acting State Fire Commissioner Charles McGarvey joined Harrisburg Fire Bureau officials to offer safety advice for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday...This holiday, as we gather to celebrate with loved ones, safety for yourself, your family and your home should be a top priority, said Acting Commissioner Humphreys. In the event of an unfortunate accident, homeowners insurance and renters insurance will cover certain damages, but it is best to follow safety guidelines to ensure that the worst does not happen in the first place. We urge you this holiday to use caution when cooking to avoid potentially dangerous situations, prevent costly repairs, and have a happy and safe Thanksgiving.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22362_INS_ThanksgivingSafety_ED_05.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Department of Health Acting Secretary and Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson, Pennsylvania Acting Insurance Commissioner Michael Humphreys, and Pennsylvania Acting State Fire Commissioner Charles McGarvey joined Harrisburg Fire Bureau officials to offer safety advice for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday...As a physician, I would like to also stress the importance of ensuring our safety while we prepare our upcoming holiday meals because unfortunately, foodborne illnesses are common  but fortunately, they are preventable with the proper measures, said Dr. Johnson. I encourage residents to clean, separate, cook, and chill their food in order to prevent themselves and others from getting sick.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22362_INS_ThanksgivingSafety_ED_06.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Department of Health Acting Secretary and Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson, Pennsylvania Acting Insurance Commissioner Michael Humphreys, and Pennsylvania Acting State Fire Commissioner Charles McGarvey joined Harrisburg Fire Bureau officials to offer safety advice for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday...As a physician, I would like to also stress the importance of ensuring our safety while we prepare our upcoming holiday meals because unfortunately, foodborne illnesses are common  but fortunately, they are preventable with the proper measures, said Dr. Johnson. I encourage residents to clean, separate, cook, and chill their food in order to prevent themselves and others from getting sick.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22362_INS_ThanksgivingSafety_ED_07.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Department of Health Acting Secretary and Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson, Pennsylvania Acting Insurance Commissioner Michael Humphreys, and Pennsylvania Acting State Fire Commissioner Charles McGarvey joined Harrisburg Fire Bureau officials to offer safety advice for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday...As a physician, I would like to also stress the importance of ensuring our safety while we prepare our upcoming holiday meals because unfortunately, foodborne illnesses are common  but fortunately, they are preventable with the proper measures, said Dr. Johnson. I encourage residents to clean, separate, cook, and chill their food in order to prevent themselves and others from getting sick.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22362_INS_ThanksgivingSafety_ED_08.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Department of Health Acting Secretary and Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson, Pennsylvania Acting Insurance Commissioner Michael Humphreys, and Pennsylvania Acting State Fire Commissioner Charles McGarvey joined Harrisburg Fire Bureau officials to offer safety advice for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday...As a physician, I would like to also stress the importance of ensuring our safety while we prepare our upcoming holiday meals because unfortunately, foodborne illnesses are common  but fortunately, they are preventable with the proper measures, said Dr. Johnson. I encourage residents to clean, separate, cook, and chill their food in order to prevent themselves and others from getting sick.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22362_INS_ThanksgivingSafety_ED_09.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Acting State Fire Commissioner Charles McGarvey, Department of Health Acting Secretary and Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson, and Pennsylvania Acting Insurance Commissioner Michael Humphreys joined Harrisburg Fire Bureau officials to offer safety advice for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday...Cooking fires remain a persistent and all-too common cause of home fires, resulting in significant damage and costs for those who experience them, said Commissioner McGarvey.  These incidents peak every year with the Thanksgiving holiday. Turkey fryers and inattentive cooking are consistently listed as the leading causes of these fires.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22362_INS_ThanksgivingSafety_ED_10.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Acting State Fire Commissioner Charles McGarvey, Department of Health Acting Secretary and Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson, and Pennsylvania Acting Insurance Commissioner Michael Humphreys joined Harrisburg Fire Bureau officials to offer safety advice for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday...Cooking fires remain a persistent and all-too common cause of home fires, resulting in significant damage and costs for those who experience them, said Commissioner McGarvey.  These incidents peak every year with the Thanksgiving holiday. Turkey fryers and inattentive cooking are consistently listed as the leading causes of these fires.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22362_INS_ThanksgivingSafety_ED_11.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Acting State Fire Commissioner Charles McGarvey, Department of Health Acting Secretary and Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson, and Pennsylvania Acting Insurance Commissioner Michael Humphreys joined Harrisburg Fire Bureau officials to offer safety advice for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday...Cooking fires remain a persistent and all-too common cause of home fires, resulting in significant damage and costs for those who experience them, said Commissioner McGarvey.  These incidents peak every year with the Thanksgiving holiday. Turkey fryers and inattentive cooking are consistently listed as the leading causes of these fires.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22362_INS_ThanksgivingSafety_ED_12.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Acting State Fire Commissioner Charles McGarvey, Department of Health Acting Secretary and Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson, and Pennsylvania Acting Insurance Commissioner Michael Humphreys joined Harrisburg Fire Bureau officials to offer safety advice for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday...Cooking fires remain a persistent and all-too common cause of home fires, resulting in significant damage and costs for those who experience them, said Commissioner McGarvey.  These incidents peak every year with the Thanksgiving holiday. Turkey fryers and inattentive cooking are consistently listed as the leading causes of these fires.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22362_INS_ThanksgivingSafety_ED_13.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Harrisburg Bureau of Fire Chief Brian Enterline, Pennsylvania Acting State Fire Commissioner Charles McGarvey, Department of Health Acting Secretary and Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson, and Pennsylvania Acting Insurance Commissioner Michael Humphreys joined Harrisburg Fire Bureau officials to offer safety advice for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22362_INS_ThanksgivingSafety_ED_14.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Harrisburg Bureau of Fire Chief Brian Enterline, Pennsylvania Acting State Fire Commissioner Charles McGarvey, Department of Health Acting Secretary and Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson, and Pennsylvania Acting Insurance Commissioner Michael Humphreys joined Harrisburg Fire Bureau officials to offer safety advice for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22362_INS_ThanksgivingSafety_ED_15.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Harrisburg Bureau of Fire Chief Brian Enterline, Pennsylvania Acting State Fire Commissioner Charles McGarvey, Department of Health Acting Secretary and Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson, and Pennsylvania Acting Insurance Commissioner Michael Humphreys joined Harrisburg Fire Bureau officials to offer safety advice for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22362_INS_ThanksgivingSafety_ED_16.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Harrisburg Bureau of Fire Chief Brian Enterline, Pennsylvania Acting State Fire Commissioner Charles McGarvey, Department of Health Acting Secretary and Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson, and Pennsylvania Acting Insurance Commissioner Michael Humphreys joined Harrisburg Fire Bureau officials to offer safety advice for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22362_INS_ThanksgivingSafety_ED_17.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Harrisburg Bureau of Fire Chief Brian Enterline, Pennsylvania Acting State Fire Commissioner Charles McGarvey, Department of Health Acting Secretary and Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson, and Pennsylvania Acting Insurance Commissioner Michael Humphreys joined Harrisburg Fire Bureau officials to offer safety advice for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22362_INS_ThanksgivingSafety_ED_18.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Harrisburg Bureau of Fire Chief Brian Enterline, Pennsylvania Acting State Fire Commissioner Charles McGarvey, Department of Health Acting Secretary and Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson, and Pennsylvania Acting Insurance Commissioner Michael Humphreys joined Harrisburg Fire Bureau officials to offer safety advice for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22362_INS_ThanksgivingSafety_ED_19.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Harrisburg Bureau of Fire Chief Brian Enterline, Pennsylvania Acting State Fire Commissioner Charles McGarvey, Department of Health Acting Secretary and Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson, and Pennsylvania Acting Insurance Commissioner Michael Humphreys joined Harrisburg Fire Bureau officials to offer safety advice for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22362_INS_ThanksgivingSafety_ED_20.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Harrisburg Bureau of Fire Chief Brian Enterline, Pennsylvania Acting State Fire Commissioner Charles McGarvey, Department of Health Acting Secretary and Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson, and Pennsylvania Acting Insurance Commissioner Michael Humphreys joined Harrisburg Fire Bureau officials to offer safety advice for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22362_INS_ThanksgivingSafety_ED_21.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Harrisburg Bureau of Fire Chief Brian Enterline, Pennsylvania Acting State Fire Commissioner Charles McGarvey, Department of Health Acting Secretary and Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson, and Pennsylvania Acting Insurance Commissioner Michael Humphreys joined Harrisburg Fire Bureau officials to offer safety advice for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22362_INS_ThanksgivingSafety_ED_22.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Harrisburg Bureau of Fire Chief Brian Enterline, Pennsylvania Acting State Fire Commissioner Charles McGarvey, Department of Health Acting Secretary and Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson, and Pennsylvania Acting Insurance Commissioner Michael Humphreys joined Harrisburg Fire Bureau officials to offer safety advice for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.