While homes across the City are planning their Thanksgiving feasts, Jacksonville Fire and Emergency Services wants to make sure it is a safe holiday.
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Thanksgiving is the leading day of the year for home fires involving cooking equipment, more than three times than the average day.
However, these fires are preventable.
Jacksonville Fire and Emergency Services offers the following tips:
Deep-frying a turkey has become very popular method of cooking. While Jacksonville Fire & Emergency Services does not recommend the use of oil-filled fryers, if you choose this method, please consider the following tips from Jacksonville Fire & Emergency Services.
At the end of the Thanksgiving festivities, make sure to do a final check of all appliances in your home, especially the stove. Make sure everything is turned off. Be sure that any ashes from fireplaces or barbecues are put in a pail of water.
The Jacksonville Department of Public Safety wishes everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.