AS YOU PLAN YOUR THANKSGIVING MENU, DON'T FORGET ABOUT FIRE SAFETY!!!
Did you know that 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,
Stuffing and Potatoes:
Stand by you 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.
By following these safety tips, you will have a delicious and fire safe Thanksgiving. Let the firefighters have dinner with their families, not yours.
Source: U.S. Fire Administration (usfa.fema.gov)