Thanksgiving Safety Tips
Home cooking fires occur more often on Thanksgiving than any other day of the year. Make sure your holiday weekend is happy and SAFE this year by keeping a few tips in mind from Central County Fire Department (CCFD), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Ready.gov, and the U.S. Fire Administration:
- Make sure you have smoke alarms installed in your home and test each one before company arrives.
- Stand by the pan: if you are cooking at high temperatures, turn off the burner before leaving the kitchen.
- Use turkey fryers outdoors. Never use them on a wooden deck or in a garage.
- Keep a fire extinguisher in the kitchen, one within 10 feet from the stove on the exit side of the kitchen.
Here are additional safety tips and some helpful resources: