State Fire Marshal and Northville Township Fire Department Invite Media to Turkey Fryer Safety Demonstration Friday, Nov. 22, 10 am., Northville Township Fire Department; Thanksgiving is Top Day for Cooking Fires

November 21, 2013 - Thanksgiving Day is the leading day for home cooking fires with three times as many fires occurring on Thanksgiving than any other day of the year. Turkey fryers have become an increasingly popular way of cooking that holiday bird. Consumers who choose to use turkey fryers that deep fry a bird in several gallons of hot oil over 350 degrees need to know the fire risk and potential for devastating burns and destruction of property.

State Fire Marshal Rich Miller and Northville Township Fire Chief Richard Marinucci have teamed up to bring you a turkey fryer demonstration designed to educate consumers about the danger and fire risk of turkey fryers when used incorrectly – especially the outdoor gas-fueled fryers that immerse the turkey in hot oil.

Please join us for this live demonstration that will show how fast fire can break out.  Northville Township fire fighters will be on hand for quick suppression of the fire. Important safety tips for using the fryers correctly will also be discussed and they will talk about the new and safer oil-less fryers that are now available.

EVENT:  Turkey Fryer Safety Demonstration

DATE:    Friday, November 22, 2013

TIME:     10:00 a.m.

LOCATION:  Northville Township Fire Station
                    45745 W. Six Mile Road (across from Northville High School)
                    Northville, MI  48168

Visit the Bureau of Fire Services website at www.michigan.gov/bfs for more fire safety information.

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