Before you fry that turkey, let fire pros in St. Tammany show you how it’s done
SLIDELL, La. (WGNO) – There’s nothing better than a deep-fried turkey at the Thanksgiving dinner table, but there are a lot of hazards associated with frying the big bird.
That’s why St. Tammany Fire District #1 will host a turkey-frying demonstration at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, in the parking lot at the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and Bayou Lane across from Slidell Feed & Seed.
There will be a live fire demonstration, as well as handouts with safety tips for how to properly deep fry a turkey. You can even bring your kids to the event, and firefighters will let them sit in and explore fire trucks.
Some of the hazards associated with frying turkeys include:
- Units can easily tip over, spilling hot cooking oil over a large area.
- An overfilled cooking pot or partially frozen turkey will cause cooking oil to spill when the turkey is inserted.
- A small amount of cooking oil coming into contact with the burner can cause a large fire.