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Thanksgiving Safety

for Bradenton, Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch and Beyond

Nov 15, 2019

While we can't do the cooking for you, we have done some research for you to make your Thanksgiving run smoothly. Take a look below to see the most common Thanksgiving accidents and tips on how to prevent them. We want to make sure your time with family and friends goes uninterrupted.  

  • When traveling...
    • Be careful while driving, an estimated 50 million Americans are also going to be on the road this Thanksgiving day. 
    • Be wary about posting your "out of town" plans on social media.
    • Make sure that your alarm system is setup and ask a neighbor to keep an eye on your place.
    • Never drink and drive - Car ride services or apps are the way to go!
  • When cooking...
    • Be sure to have a fire extinguisher close by.
    • Do not leave the food unattended while cooking.
    • Keep an eye on children near sharp cooking utensils and hot stoves - also be sure to turn pan handles inward toward the stove.
    • If you're cooking a turkey using a disposable aluminum pan, consider doubling up and using two pans to avoid a puncture, as dripping turkey juices can cause an oven fire.
  • When frying a turkey...
    • Use an outdoor fryer on a level surface - with no cover (i.e. do not fry in a garage or under a tent).
    • Defrost the turkey completely; the turkey should be dry before submerging into hot oil.
    • Do not overfill the fryer with oil, this can cause a fire if oil spills over.

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