The Gallup Fire Department is very active in Fire
Prevention. During the Month of October the Gallup Fire Department presented
Fire Prevention Trainings and presentations to over 2000 students, teachers,
parents, and residents of Gallup. As we
enter into the Month of November the Fire Department would like to wish all the
Gallup and Local residents a wonderful and Safe Holiday Season. We would also
like to offer the following Safety Tips in regards to Deep Frying those
from the House - Keep the fryer more than 10 feet away from your home and
keep children and pets away. Never leave it unattended.
Ground - The oil must be even and steady at all times to ensure safety.
Place the fryer on a flat, level surface and carefully gauge the amount of oil
Thawed and Dry Turkey - Make sure your turkey is completely thawed and
dry. Extra water will cause the oil to
bubble furiously and spill over. If oil spills from the fryer onto the burner,
it can cause a fire.
the Temp - Use caution when touching the turkey fryer. The lid and handle
can become very hot and could cause burns. Also be sure to keep track of the
oil’s temperature as many fryers do not have their own thermostats.
Prepared – Have a fire extinguisher (multipurpose, dry-powder) ready at all
times in the event that the oil ignites.