Thanksgiving is the day when families and friends come together, people share memories and traditions, and then there is the food. From the turkey to pies, Thanksgiving is all about the food; but cooking that Thanksgiving feast leads to numerous injuries and significant property damage every year.
Cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and related injuries every year according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and grease and cooking-related insurance claims more than double on Thanksgiving according to State Farm.
The long-standing debate over the best way to prepare a Thanksgiving turkey will likely continue for many years. Regardless of the cooking method though, safety should always be the top priority.
Deep frying a turkey is at the top of the popularity list, but deep fryer fires result in more than $15 million in property damage, 60 injuries and five deaths each year according to NFPA. Fire departments around the country respond to more than 1,000 fires involving deep fryers each year.
While this may be the preferred cooking method for many, a few safety measures from Rural/Metro ensure everyone will get to enjoy the turkey: