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Gwinnett County Dept. of Fire and Emergency Services wants you to cook safely this holiday
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Gwinnett County Dept. of Fire and Emergency Services wants you to cook safely this holiday

 

Gwinnett - As we get ready for another busy holiday season, let's not forget to follow safe cooking practices. The Gwinnett County Department of Fire and Emergency Services and the National Fire Protection Association are calling on all cooks to include fire safety in their recipes:

  • If you are simmering, baking, roasting, or boiling food, remember to check it regularly. Use a timer as a reminder and turn the burners off if you have to leave for any period of time
  • Never wear loose clothing or dangling sleeves while cooking. Remember to stop, drop, and roll if your clothes catch on fire
  • Never attempt to cook if you are tired, sleepy, or have consumed alcoholic beverages
  • Install and maintain smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in your home

If you're planning to deep-fry your holiday bird, please remember to follow proper fire safety precautions. For a turkey fryer safety demonstration, visit www.gwinnettcounty.com.

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