Holiday Fire Safety With Polk County Sheriff Jim Tadman

Holiday Fire Safety With Polk County Sheriff Jim Tadman

December 3, 2020 News -- KRJB-KRJM-KKCQ 0

By: Dawson Peterson (12/3/20)

Polk County, MN — The holiday season is always a special time of year that is meant for family gatherings, laughter and cheer, and of course your holiday decorations.

However, the holiday season is also a more pertinent time of year when fires can break out for several different reasons. Polk County Sheriff, Jim Tadman says these rules seem self-explanatory and common sense, but we’re not always paying attention to fire safety because it doesn’t happen all the time but that is when things can take a turn for the worst. Chimney fires are common this time of year, so a few pesky reminders on how to avoid them are always helpful.

A yearly tradition that can turn dangerous is the deep frying of your turkey that you’re having for Christmas dinner. The tradition is more common around Thanksgiving, but some do it for Christmas as well. Sheriff Tadman says to deep fry your turkey safely your should: do it outside, keep it away from trees and other structures and make sure the turkey is completely thawed before you start to avoid big bursts.

Christmas tree fires can also break out and these simple tips and reminders are crucial to avoiding a fire.

Be sure to follow these tips so you can have a worry-free and safe holiday season.