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Nov 21

Thanksgiving safety tips from the Kansas Fire Marshal

Posted on November 21, 2016 at 10:53 AM by Brian Herder

Thanksgiving can be hectic and typically involves lots of potentially dangerous heat in the kitchen. Today the Kansas Fire Marshal posted tips for how to keep Thanksgiving as safe as possible:

Kansas Fire Marshal offers fire tips for Thanksgiving cooking

As Fire Marshal Doug Jorgensen states, "We encourage all Kansans to take common sense precautions to prevent a fire tragedy on their holiday." Some of these common sense tips include:

  • Always stay in the kitchen while frying, grilling, or broiling food,
  • Keep flammable items such as fabric, wooden utensils, towels, and curtains away from the cooking area
  • Avoid using the stove or stovetop if you are sleepy or have consumed alcohol
The Fire Marshal also discourages the use of turkey fryers in general and suggests buying deep-fried turkeys instead.

For further information about the office of the Fire Marshal, check out the Fire Marshal's full website and the State Library's online collection of Fire Marshal documents.