5 easy tips for a safe 2016 Halloween night #TrickOrTreat #boo

Happy Halloween everyone!!!!

Here are a few tips to make sure your little trick-or-treaters are out safe:

1. Make sure everyone can easily see out of their costumes.

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Costume safety!

Cuts and bruises are quick ways to ruin a fun Halloween night.

2. Consult your local jurisdictions (AHJ) on approved times for trick-or-treating.

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Trick-or-Treat!

Never want to show up at someone’s house unexpectedly.

3. Make sure everyone has a flashlight or glow sticks. 

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See and be seen

While driving, it’s hard to see people at night so the more visible you can make everyone, the better.

4. There are chemicals inside those glow sticks – DO NOT let the kiddos chew on them.

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Pop – ewwwwwww!

Whoa.

5. Most of all, have fun!

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Elsa and Anna with Arendelle’s Royal Chefs

It’s great time to be out with your kids.

Have a safe trick-or-treating night!

@rusnivek

 

 

Thank goodness, I did NOT burn my house down… #DFT2013

Say hello to my little friend…

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…his name is Deep Fried Turkey #DFT2013

Boom – SUCCESS!

Much to the dismay of my fellow Firefighters, Emergency Management Professionals, Paramedics, EMTs, and Police Officers – I didn’t burn my house down.

But it IS time to chow down with the family.

Hope these tweets and posts have helped you out in your turkey adventures today.

Remember:

  • Be safe and do NOT compromise for your safety.
  • Deep frying turkey is NO joke. This is serious business.
  • Make sure your fryer is at least 30 ft away from any house or structure.
  • Do NOT deep fry your turkey on your deck.
  • No kids outside.
  • Stay with your turkey fryer all the time. Do NOT go inside to warm up.
  • Have your cell phone ready and know how to call 9-1-1.
  • Have a fire extinguisher ready to go close by.
  • And of course, no adult beverages while cooking.

Note: For cleanup? I’m going to let the oil cool down for about 6 hours. And regardless if there is no fire, I’m still keeping my extinguisher on the ready.

Keep all of these safety tips handy as you finish your bird this joyous holiday season.

I have much to be thankful for…like you folks as well as my solid family and friends.

Enjoy your evening everyone!

@rusnivek

 

 

Deep Fried Rapid turkey Extraction – starting now! #DFT2013

Ready for rapid turkey extraction #DFT2013

Boots, pants, coat, helmet, gloves on.

Slowly pull out…..SLOWLY!

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OMFG, either this is going to go well, or really bad.

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Wish me luck.

@rusnivek

See…I got full safety precautions here for #DFT2013

Pretty smokey here….but it smells delicious!

Looking good so far! But still, worried about a gigantic fireball here at #DFT2013

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Hot oil will burn you!

Seriously, take FULL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS when checking your deep fried turkey.

@rusnivek

 

Full safety precautions – Time to check on my deep fried turkey #DFT2013

Time to check my deep fried turkey…. Full safety precautions being used #DFT2013

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@rusnivek

Measure the oil with water WITH your bird or else… #DFT2013

And of course you measured your turkey with water and IN the pot before you started heating up the oil right?

Checking your bird’s volume BEFORE you dunk it into bubbling hot oil is a smart move.

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If you haven’t, here’s a few easy steps that only take 60 seconds:

  1. Empty pot.
  2. Insert bird
  3. Add water to cover bird
  4. Remove bird
  5. Measure remaining water. That’s how much peanut oil you put into pot.

Easy right?

If you did NOT measure your oil prior to frying, your pot could overflow…and this could happen to you

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Don’t be crispy this Thanksgiving!

@rusnivek

Frying plastic parts and packaged giblets isn’t a good idea #DFT2013

Also, take a look inside your bird too.

Remove all plastic and extra giblets from inside the bird.

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Cause no one likes fried plastic…

Don’t get the bird from your guests tonight…check your bird again.

@rusnivek

Disaster averted – look what I almost forgot to pull out #DFT2013

More checks this AM.

OMG-look what I almost forgot to pull out

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It would have been disastrous if I had dropped the bird in with this plastic pop top still in.

Double check your birds BEFORE you put it in the oven or deep fryer.

Reporting live from #DFT2013

@rusnivek