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Ponderosa Fire Department Round Up November 2014

Thanksgiving and deep fried turkeys – Almost every year we respond to some type of fire involving deep frying turkeys.  You must be very careful, read the instructions, and cook OUTSIDE and away from any overhangs, structures or other combustibles.  Wear gloves, eye protection and a long sleeved jacket.   Be very aware that when you lower the turkey into the hot oil the remaining moisture will BOIL and cause the oil to splash, sometimes enough to spill over and cause an oil fire from the direct propane flame.  The key to safely cooking a turkey is to measure the oil by using water FIRST.  Dip the turkey (before seasoning) into the pot and mark the water level, then replace the water with the oil.  Leave at least 6 inches of open space above the submerged bird since some water will be within the bird. 
 
Assure that your propane supply is as far away as possible; consider a “shield”.  If the worst happens, call 9-1-1, and don’t use water on the burning oil.  If you follow this procedure you should be eating that wonderful turkey without exposure to a disaster.
 
Don’t forget that Daylight Savings Time ends on November 2.  Change Your clock – Change your Smoke Detector Battery.
 
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Ponderosa Fire Department Station 62 was recently honored with the bronze award in the annual Fire Chief Magazine’s Station Style Design Award for volunteer/combination agencies in competition throughout the United States and Canada.  Emergency Services District #28 utilized BRW Architects and LDF Construction (Spring, Texas) to build this highly functional and beautiful fire station.  Our community and our members are very proud of this fire station.  You should stop by and visit and revere the I-Beam from the 2001 World Trade Center disaster - 4362 Louetta at Sorrel Ridge.

 



 

Smart Choices for Smoke Detectors

 

 


Jax is barking orders at the recent recruit academy class 




 Child Car Seat Inspections


 


Ponderosa Fire Department
Harris County Emergency Service District #28
     
Headquarters – Station 61
17061 Rolling Creek Dr
Houston, TX 77090
281-444-8465
Station 62
4362 Louetta Road
Spring, Tx 77388
Station 63 & Training Facility
21455 Imperial Valley
Houston, Tx 77073
Northview Subdivision

ATTENTION: Visitors to Ponderosa Fire Department are asked NOT to park in the business lot just to the north of the station.  Parking is allowed on the street, except in areas where signs prohibit it.

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