SARASOTA COUNTY – Sarasota County Fire Department wants to ensure residents have a safe Thanksgiving by sharing safety tips and demonstrating the dangers associated with frying a turkey. Thanksgiving is a peak day for home cooking fires. Frying foods such as a turkey increases the risk for fire. EVENT INFO:
WHAT: Turkey fryer safety demonstration.WHEN: 10 a.m., Friday, Nov. 22.WHERE: Fire Station No. 17, 5431 Desoto Road, SarasotaDETAILS: This media event will include opportunities for interviews, photos and video. Media is asked to RSVP. Additional cooking safety tips:
- Stay in the kitchen while food is cooking or turn off the stove when you leave the room.
- Avoid wearing loose clothing or dangling sleeves that can catch fire if they come into contact with flame or electric burners. Also, keep objects like pot holders, oven mitts, utensils and food packaging away from the stove top.
- Keep children three feet away from cooking areas and turn pot handles inward to reduce the risk of knocking them over.
- Clean up food and grease from burners, the stove top and oven.
FOR MORE INFORMATION/RSVP: Sarasota County Communications; firstname.lastname@example.org or 941-861-NEWS (6397).