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Quick Quiz: Turkey Day Safety

Posted on 11/22/2023 by Lion Technology Inc.

Quick Quiz: Turkey Day Safety

Test your Thanksgiving safety skills with this quick quiz!


Which activity do fire safety experts strongly discourage every Thanksgiving?






Not quite.

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) warns that turkey fryers, including outdoor fryers, can be extremely dangerous even when used by knowledgeable, careful cooks. These fryers can cause severe burns and property damage. If you want a deep fried turkey this year, NFPA strongly recommends getting yours from a grocery store or restaurant.


That's right.

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) warns that turkey fryers, including outdoor fryers, can be extremely dangerous even when used by knowledgeable, careful cooks. These fryers can cause severe burns and property damage. If you want a deep fried turkey this year, NFPA strongly recommends getting yours from a grocery store or restaurant.


More home-cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving than on any other day of the year. Which day ranks second on that list?






Not quite.

Cooking fires occur 3 to 4 times more than average on Thanksgiving, according to NFPA. Christmas Day and Christmas Eve are #2 and #3 on the list. The leading cause of these holiday fires: Unattended cooking.


That's right.

Cooking fires occur 3 to 4 times more than average on Thanksgiving, according to NFPA. Christmas Day and Christmas Eve are #2 and #3 on the list. The leading cause of these holiday fires: Unattended cooking.


How often should the batteries in a smoke alarm be changed?






Not quite.

The NFPA recommends changing the batteries in your smoke alarm(s) every 6 months (minimum once a year).


That's right.

The NFPA recommends changing the batteries in your smoke alarm(s) every 6 months (minimum once a year).


What is the maximum amount of time recommended to leave burners on and unattended?






Not quite.

Kids could tip unsecured ovens, or pots and pans with handles in reach. Pots could boil over, start fires, or even burn those nearby.


That's right.

Kids could tip unsecured ovens, or pots and pans with handles in reach. Pots could boil over, start fires, or even burn those nearby.


To what internal temperature should a roasted turkey be cooked, according to the CDC (in Fahrenheit)?






Not quite.

The CDC recommends using a meat thermometer to ensure your turkey is cooked to a safe internal temperature of 165 degrees F before serving. According to FoodSafety.gov, 165 degrees is the safe temperature for leftovers, too.


That's right.

The CDC recommends using a meat thermometer to ensure your turkey is cooked to a safe internal temperature of 165 degrees F before serving. According to FoodSafety.gov, 165 degrees is the safe temperature for leftovers, too.


 

Have a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

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