November 25, 2009 – El Cajon Fire Department tells us that –we kid you not— each holiday season, 911 receives calls from people asking how to cook a turkey. Please do NOT call 911 for turkey-prep instructions! Instead, check out the free turkey roasting and safety tips posted at the El Cajon Fire Department’s website http://elcajonfire.com/archives/2009/11/holiday-safety-cooking.php.
Be sure to check out their video demonstration on the dangers of deep-frying a turkey--complete with action fire-fighting footage. (Please don't try this at home!)
The site also contains helpful tips on these topics:
* Butterball’s roasting tips
* How to roast a turkey
* How to deep fry a turkey
* Holiday food safety videos in English & Spanish
* Food allergies: What you need to know when guests are coming