It's that time of year again.

The Lemay Fire Protection District would like to remind the area residents that Daylight Savings Time is ending on November 1st.  When turning your clocks back remember to change your batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.



Remeber 10 years old or older, replace the detector!!

Coronavirus Notice

During these very difficult times the Lemay Fire Protection District is here to serve the community. Please remember the community goal is to expose as few people as possible. If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 isolate yourself from family and the community. If you are experiencing symptoms call the hotline below and follow their recommendations. Also, utilize virtual appointments with your primary care physician. As a last resort call EMS If advised by the hotline, your primary care physician, or you are experiencing shortness of breath. For further information visit the website for St. Louis County Here


Turkey Fryer Safety

Source: State Farm and All Hands Fire

The Lemay Fire Protection District, State Farm® and actor William Shatner want you to be safe when using turkey fryers this Thanksgiving. Watch the cautionary tale video above, 'Eat, Fry, Love', before you begin.
It's hard to beat the speed of deep-frying a turkey-or the irresistible flavor and juiciness that result. But turkey fryers have the potential to cause fire and serious injury, which is why organizations like Underwriters Laboratories and the National Fire Protection Association advise against using them.
If you plan to deep-fry your holiday bird, be sure you know how to safely use the fryer, and take these precautions to protect yourself, your guests and your home:
  1. Keep outdoor fryers off decks, out of garages and a safe distance away from trees and other structures.
  2. Make sure the turkey is thawed and dry before cooking. Ice or water that mixes into the hot oil can cause flare-ups.
  3. Watch the weather. Never operate a fryer outdoors in the rain or snow.
  4. Place the fryer on a level surface, and avoid moving it once it's in use.
  5. Leave 2 feet between the tank and the burner when using a propane-powered fryer.
  6. Follow the manufacturer's instructions to avoid overfilling. Oil can ignite when it makes contact with the burner.
  7. Choose a smaller turkey for frying. A bird that's 8 to 10 pounds is best; pass on turkeys over 12 pounds.
  8. Never leave fryers unattended.
  9. Purchase a fryer with temperature controls, and watch the oil temperature carefully. Cooking oil that is heated beyond its smoke point can catch fire. If you notice the oil is smoking, turn the fryer off.
  10. Turn off the burner before lowering the turkey into the oil. Once the turkey is submerged, turn the burner on.
  11. Wear goggles to shield your eyes, use oven mitts to protect your hands and arms and keep an "ABC" or grease-rated fire extinguisher close by. Do not to use water or a garden hose on a fire related to Turkey Fryers.
  12. Skip the stuffing when frying turkey, and avoid water-based marinades.
  13. Keep children and pets away from the fryer at all times.
  14. Once finished, carefully remove the pot from the burner, place it on a level surface and cover to let the oil cool overnight before disposing.
  15. Opt for an oil-less fryer. This uses infrared heat, rather than oil, to cook the turkey.


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