Hi Friends, it’s Hot Dog here. Thanksgiving is coming and it’s time to celebrate with family, friends and food!
But it’s also a time to be safe as we celebrate with loved ones. Cooking fires are the leading cause of home fires and fire injuries. Unattended cooking accounts for one third of these fires. Did you know more cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving Day than any of the day of the year.
It’s important to be #FDNYSmart this Thanksgiving. Here are some tips to keep you safe while you prepare your delicious feasts!
During Thanksgiving, some people decide to use deep fryers for their turkeys and other delicious treats. But deep fryers are actually considered a fire risk that can cause serious injury. That’s because the turkey is placed in hot oil and may spill from the fryer onto the burner to cause a fire. Another danger is that the hot oil can spill on somebody nearby.
If you do decide to use a deep fryer here are some safety tips:
You can read more about the dangers of a deep fryer here.
I do hope you stay #FDNYSmart this Thanksgiving! For more safety tips you can read our flash facts here. Don’t forget to follow Siren and Hot Dog on Twitter. Happy Thanksgiving friends!