|Thanksgiving Fire Safety|
|By Past Fire Chief Robert Crowe|
|November 19, 2017|
Thanksgiving is this week. Let's make it fire safe by sharing the following safety messages.
As you plan your Thanksgiving menu don’t forget about fire safety.
Did you know Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires? The number of home fires double on Thanksgiving. So, let’s add a pinch of fire safety to the menu.
Keep these safety tips in mind as you prepare your meal.
If you are roasting your turkey, make sure you set a timer. This way, you won’t forget about the bird as you watch the parade or football.
If you are frying your turkey,
Use a fryer with thermostat controls. This will ensure the oil does not become over heated.
Stand by your stove when you are boiling your potatoes or frying onions for stuffing. It is best to stay in the kitchen when you are frying, boiling or broiling. If you are in the kitchen, it is easier to catch spills or hazardous conditions before they become a fire.
Keep the area around the stove clear of packaging, paper towels, and dish cloths; anything that can burn.
|Hyperlinks:||Turkey Fryer Fire Video