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15 Thanksgiving Safety Tips [Infographic]

November 24, 2015

Just a few more days until Thanksgiving, which means it's almost time to feast! State offices will be closed Thursday and Friday in honor of Thanksgiving, giving us plenty of time to craft the perfect Thanksgiving dinner. But before you carve the turkey, you must know how to cook it (and the rest of your meal) in the safest way possible. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reminds us that there are about 3 times more cooking fires on Thanksgiving than at any other time of the year! Let's change this statistic.

Make sure you know the best practices to avoid a fire and what to do in case some unexpected flames do occur. Use this infographic to help remember a few suggestions that might save more than just your turkey dinner!

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Cooking

  1. No loose clothes while cooking
  2. Handles facing back of stove
  3. Watch children
  4. Stay in kitchen when frying, grilling or broiling

Fire Tips

  1. Install and connect smoke alarms
  2. Test and change batteries
  3. Don’t hesitate to call 911
  4. Don’t pour water or flour on stove fire
  5. Smother flames with lid
  6. Establish escape plan with two ways out of each room
  7. Keep fire extinguisher in the kitchen

Turkey Fryers

  1. Thaw turkey first
  2. Don’t pour too much oil
  3. Only use outside, away from house
  4. Don’t leave fryer unattended

Georgia Department of Agriculture: Turkey Safety [Video]

About the Author

Rachel Hart is the User Interface designer for GeorgiaGov. She visually organizes information, and writes blogs on a variety of government-related topics

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