Turkey fryers banned from NBVC except in housing

As Thanksgiving nears, it’s time to remind all Naval Base Ventura County personnel that in accordance with regulations and by recommendation of the National Fire Protection Association, the American Burn Institute and Underwriters Laboratories Inc., turkey fryers are prohibited on Navy Region Southwest government facilities, Navy housing excluded.

Experts recommend that consumers who choose to fry turkeys at home follow these safety guidelines:

Keep the fryer in full view while the burner is on.

Place the fryer in an open area away from all walls, fences and other structures.

Never use a fryer in, on or under a garage, breezeway or any structure that can catch fire.

Make sure there is at least 2 feet of space between the propane tank and fryer burner.

Center the pot over the burner on the cooker.

Check the oil temperature frequently.

If oil begins to smoke, immediately turn the gas supply off.

Raise and lower food slowly to reduce splatter and avoid burns.

Cover bare skin with well-insulated potholders or oven mitts when removing or adding food.

Completely thaw and dry turkey before cooking. Partially frozen and/or wet turkeys can produce excessive hot oil splatter when added to oil.

Never leave the fryer unattended.

Never let children or pets near the fryer when in use.

If a fire occurs, immediately call 9-1-1. Do not use water on a grease fire. While awaiting the fire department’s arrival, an all-purpose fire extinguisher can be used if you have one ready and know how to use it.

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