With many households across our area getting ready to fire up their stoves and turkey fryers for Thanksgiving Day,
Columbia-Richland firefighters want to stress the importance of USING CAUTION while you prepare your holiday feast.
“Each year Thanksgiving Day is the leading day of the year for home fires involving cooking equipment,” said Columbia-Richland Fire Chief Aubrey D. Jenkins, “Furthermore the damages that can be produced when a turkey is deep-fried carelessly or incorrectly can be significant and life-changing. The simple way to keep that from happening is to remain alert and follow all safety guidelines while cooking.”
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reported that in 2017 fire departments across the U.S. responded to an estimated 1,600 home cooking fires on Thanksgiving, the peak day for such fires.
To help ensure your Turkey Day remains trouble free, here are a few safety tips:
Finally…USE EXTREME CAUTION IF YOU PLAN TO DEEP FRY YOUR TURKEY
The NFPA has discouraged the use of turkey fryers citing the extreme danger if they’re used improperly.
If you choose to deep fry your turkey: