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Teach community members to cook safely by giving them information about cooking fire risks and how to prevent cooking fires.
Each year, from 2017 to 2019, fire departments in the United States responded to an estimated average of
cooking fires in residential buildings.
Cooking was, by far, the leading cause of all residential building fires and injuries.
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Below are statistics and safety tips to share with community members about using a turkey fryer and why they can be dangerous.
Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires.
Use your turkey fryer only outdoors on a sturdy, level surface well away from things that can burn.
Determine the correct amount of oil needed by first placing the turkey in the pot with water.
Make sure your turkey is completely thawed before you fry it.
Check the temperature often with a cooking thermometer so the oil won't overheat.
Use long cooking gloves that protect hands and arms when you handle the pot, lid and handles of a turkey fryer.
Below are statistics and safety tips to share with community members about grill fires and outdoor cooking fire safety.
Grill fires cause an estimated $37 million in property loss each year.
Source: Grill Fires on Residential Properties PDF 663 KB
The U.S. Fire Administration recommends the following organizations as trusted and reliable sources for free outreach materials you can use to help increase awareness about home cooking fires in your community.