Gwinnett County and Emergency Services is reminding citizens to be safe. Link to Gwinnett firefighters demonstrating the wrong way to fry a turkey.
As family and friends make preparations for the busy Thanksgiving holiday, firefighters are reminding all chefs and would-be chefs to be safe when cooking. Unsafe cooking practices are the leading cause of residential fires, officials said. Here are some tips offered by Fire and Emergency Services and the National Fire Protection Association: VERY IMPORTANT: If you plan to deep-fry your holiday turkey, chicken, duck, or anything else, remember to follow proper fire safety precautions. read all instructions for your fryer and completely thaw your meat before frying it. Click here to watch a video of a demonstration (by Gwinnett firefighters) of what can happen if you don't follow all instructions.