Every year, hundreds of people across North Carolina are injured (or worse) in home fires. And what’s especially tragic is many of these fires occur in the heart of where we live: the kitchen.
As we all are spending more time hunkered down in our homes and cooking more meals in our own kitchens these days as a result of COVID-19, the risk of kitchen fires has only increased.
As an independent insurance agency here in Aberdeen, First Pioneer Insurance knows the personal and financial toll house fires can take on a family. That’s why they are proud be a part of the Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina (IIANC) effort to raise awareness about kitchen fires with the “Put the Lid on Kitchen Fires” campaign to help keep our homes and those we love safe.
In addition, the agency has been proud to promote the Operation EDITH fire-safety program in Moore County Schools to encourage teachers and parents of young children to talk to their kids about fire safety and educate them on the life-saving importance of regularly practicing an Exit Drill In The Home.
First Pioneer Insurance Agency encourages everyone to join them in supporting fire safety awareness throughout the month of October. For more information on how you can prevent kitchen fires in your own home, check out the agency’s Facebook page featuring tips and resources on The Dangers of Unattended Cooking and How to Set-up a Kids Free Zone.