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Posted on: November 7, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Deep Fryer Safety Tips


The Gallup Fire Department is very active in Fire Prevention. During the Month of October the Gallup Fire Department presented Fire Prevention Trainings and presentations to over 2000 students, teachers, parents, and residents of Gallup.   As we enter into the Month of November the Fire Department would like to wish all the Gallup and Local residents a wonderful and Safe Holiday Season. We would also like to offer the following Safety Tips in regards to Deep Frying those Turkeys.

1.       Stay Away from the House - Keep the fryer more than 10 feet away from your home and keep children and pets away. Never leave it unattended.

2.       Find Flat Ground - The oil must be even and steady at all times to ensure safety. Place the fryer on a flat, level surface and carefully gauge the amount of oil needed.

3.       Use a Thawed and Dry Turkey - Make sure your turkey is completely thawed and dry.  Extra water will cause the oil to bubble furiously and spill over. If oil spills from the fryer onto the burner, it can cause a fire.

4.       Monitor the Temp - Use caution when touching the turkey fryer. The lid and handle can become very hot and could cause burns. Also be sure to keep track of the oil’s temperature as many fryers do not have their own thermostats.

5.       Be Prepared – Have a fire extinguisher (multipurpose, dry-powder) ready at all times in the event that the oil ignites. 

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