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Recipe for Fire-safe Cooking (especially during the holidays)

Post Date:11/25/2019 8:00 AM

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.

  1. Keep an eye on what you fry.
  2. Stand by your pan.
  3. Turn pot handles toward the back of the stove.
  4. Wear short sleeves or roll sleeves up.
  5. 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:

  1. Turkey fryers can easily tip over spilling hot oil across a large area.
  2. An overfilled cooking pot will cause oil to spill over when the turkey is placed inside.
  3. A partially frozen turkey will cause hot oil to splatter.
  4. Turkey fryers can easily overheat and start a fire.
  5. The pot, lid and handles of a turkey fryer can get dangerously hot and cause burn injuries.

 

 

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