Fire Marshal's Office

 Deep frying a turkey? Consider the risk!

Thanksgiving is a week away and the National Fire Prevention Agency is reminding people the dangers of deep frying a turkey. According to the NFPA, Thanksgiving is the leading day for home cooking fires and they strongly discourage the use of turkey fryers. If you’re using a fryer for Thanksgiving here are some tips to stay safe:'
      • Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking on the stovetop so you can keep an eye on the food.
      • Stay in the home when cooking your turkey and check on it frequently.
      • Keep children away from the stove. The stove will be hot and kids should stay 3 feet away.
      • Make sure kids stay away from hot food and liquids. The steam or splash from vegetables, gravy or coffee could cause serious burns.
      • Keep the floor clear so you don’t trip over kids, toys, pocketbooks or bags.
      • Keep knives out of the reach of children.
      • Be sure electric cords from an electric knife, coffee maker, plate warmer or mixer are not dangling off the counter within easy reach of a child.
      • Keep matches and utility lighters out of the reach of children — up high in a locked cabinet.
      • Never leave children alone in room with a lit candle.
      • Make sure your smoke alarms are working. Test them by pushing the test button.

Follow this link for a video that shows the potential dangers when deep-frying a turkey!

Attention Mobile Food Vendors

Beginning February 2021, mobile food vehicles that are equipped with appliances that produce smoke or grease laden vapors will require an annual Operational Permit to operate in Kitsap County.  An Operational Permit from Kitsap County will be honored in the incorporated cities within Kitsap. For more information, see the Mobile Food Prep Vehicle Brochure.  Visit the Permit Center to apply!

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Commercial Inspections - Kitsap County's Risk Check Program

For your Commercial/Business inspections, please see Kitsap County's Risk Check Program for more information and to schedule your inspection!

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The Kitsap County Fire Marshal's Office (KCFMO) mission is to enhance fire safety through quality fire inspections, plan review, fire investigation and fire prevention education to minimize property loss, maintain community awareness of fire safety and to reduce the tragedy of fires in Kitsap County.

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