Recipe for Fire-safe Cooking (especially during the holidays)
Cooking is the main cause of home fires and fire injuries. By practicing these fire-safe tips, you can prevent cooking fires and keep your family safe especially during the holidays.
- Keep an eye on what you fry.
- Stand by your pan.
- Turn pot handles toward the back of the stove.
- Wear short sleeves or roll sleeves up.
- Keep a pan lid or cookie sheet nearby to cover the pan if it catches on fire.
For more information and resources, visit www.usfa.fema.gov.
Help prevent a turkey fryer fire!
Below is info and safety tips when using a turkey fryer and why these fryers can be dangerous.
Did you know?
Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires.
Five dangers of deep frying a turkey:
- Turkey fryers can easily tip over spilling hot oil across a large area.
- An overfilled cooking pot will cause oil to spill over when the turkey is placed inside.
- A partially frozen turkey will cause hot oil to splatter.
- Turkey fryers can easily overheat and start a fire.
- The pot, lid and handles of a turkey fryer can get dangerously hot and cause burn injuries.