Berwyn Fire Company
Berwyn Fire Company
Berwyn Fire Company
Berwyn Fire Company


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Prevent Fires This Thanksgiving
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By Newsdesk
November 20, 2018

The Berwyn Fire Company would like to wish the community a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving. We also want to take a moment to provide you with some helpful statistics and fire safety tips for you and your family.

According to data from the United States Fire Administration (USFA), an estimated 2,400 Thanksgiving Day fires in residential buildings occur annually in the United States, resulting in an estimated average of five deaths, 25 injuries and $19 million in property loss each year. The leading cause of all Thanksgiving Day fires in residential buildings is cooking. In addition, these fires occur most frequently from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. when most people are preparing their meals. And unfortunately, smoke alarms were not present in 20 percent of Thanksgiving Day fires that occurred in occupied residential buildings.

If you have a cooking fire...

• Just get out! When you leave, close the door behind you to help contain the fire.

• Call 9-1-1.

• If you try to fight the fire, be sure others are getting out and you have a clear path (to your way out of the home and someone has called 9-1-1).

• Keep a lid nearby when cooking to smother small grease fires. Smother the fire by sliding the lid over the pan and turn off the stovetop. Leave the pan covered until it is completely cooled.

• For an oven fire, turn off the heat and keep the door closed.

Deep-fried turkey has quickly grown in popularity but safety experts are concerned that backyard chefs may be sacrificing fire safety for good taste. If you absolutely must use a turkey fryer, please use the following tips:

• Turkey fryers should always be used outdoors a safe distance (at least 50') from buildings and any other flammable materials.

• Never use turkey fryers in a garage or on a wooden deck.

• Make sure the fryers are used on a flat surface to reduce accidental tipping.

• Never leave the fryer unattended. Most units do not have thermostat controls. If you do not watch the fryer carefully, the oil will continue to heat until it catches fire.

• To avoid oil spillover, do not overfill the fryer.

• Keep an all-purpose fire extinguisher nearby. Never use water to extinguish a grease fire. If the fire is manageable, use your all-purpose fire extinguisher. If the fire increases, immediately call 9-1-1 for help.

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If you plan to use a Turkey Fryer make sure the turkey is completely thawed and be careful with marinades. Oil and water do not mix, and water causes oil to spill over causing a fire or even an explosion hazard.
If you plan to use a Turkey Fryer make sure the turkey is completely thawed and be careful with marinades. Oil and water do not mix, and water causes oil to spill over causing a fire or even an explosion hazard.
 
This is what will happen if you aren't careful with your Turkey Fryer.
This is what will happen if you aren't careful with your Turkey Fryer.
 

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