Turkey Fryer Safety

If you plan to deep fry your turkey, please remember these (5) safety tips:


1. Stay Away from The House – Set up the turkey fryer more than 10 feet away from your home and keep children and pets away.  Never leave it unattended.

2. Find Flat Ground – The oil must be even and steady at all times to ensure safety.  Place the fryer on a flat, level surface and carefully gauge the amount of oil needed.

3. Use a Thawed and Dry Turkey – Make sure your Thanksgiving turkey is completely thawed and dry.  Extra water will cause the oil to bubble furiously and spill over.  If oil spills from the fryer onto the burner, it can cause a fire.

4. Monitor the Temp – use caution when touching the turkey fryer.  The lid and handle can become very hot and could cause burns.  Also be sure to keep track of the oil’s temperature as many fryers do not have their own thermostats.

5. Be Prepared – Have a fire extinguisher (multipurpose, dry-powder) ready at all times in the event that the oil ignites.

Have a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving! 

Thanksgiving Home Safety Tips

Cooking is the number one cause of home fires and home injuries. With Thanksgiving being the peak day for home cooking fires and unattended cooking as the leading factor in these fires let’s look at what we can do to ensure a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

  • Never leave cooking food unattended
  • Turn pan handles away from the edge of the stove top
  • Keep lids nearby and readily accessible
  • Keep flammables away from cooking surfaces
By following these few simple safety rules we can have an enjoyable and safe Thanksgiving feast! 

No Overnight Parking Allowed
In order to perform necessary and ongoing street maintenance during the winter months, and in accordance with the Village of Ashwaubenon Ordinance Sec. 7-103, overnight parking is prohibited on village streets from 2:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m., November 1 through March 31. 

Ashwaubenon K-9 Merchandise Available For Purchase
Various Ashwaubenon Public Safety K-9 Unit Merchandise is now available for purchase.  Items include long & short sleeve shirts, custom challenge coins and bottle openers. 100% of proceeds go directly to Ashwaubenon Police K-9 Unit to offset ongoing costs.  Please contact K-9 Handler Rick Young at with any orders or questions. read more ...

Ashwaubenon Public Safety - K9 Program
Help Ashwaubenon Public Safety bring a K9 to the department.  The K9 Program will assist in protecting and serving our residents, businesses, and visitors to our great Village.  Our Goal is to raise $100,000 in 2014 to fund and maintain the programread more ...

Worthless Check Diversion Program
As consumers and taxpayers, we all pay higher prices because of the losses associated with people issuing worthless checks. In response to concerns regarding worthless checks, the DA’s office and your local law enforcement, in conjunction with Financial Crimes Services (FCS) have implemented a worthless check diversion program for first time offenders. read more ...

Parents Who Host, Lose the Most
Don't be a party to teenage drinking. It's against the law.  Parents Who Host, Lose The Most is a public awareness program educating communities and parents about the health and safety risks of serving alcohol at teen parties.  FACT SHEET          PARENT TIPS 

Ashwaubenon Knox Box Requirement
The Village of Ashwaubenon has made changes to the key box requirements for newly constructed and existing structures.  Please direct all questions to Paul Hawley, Lead Fire Inspector: Village of Ashwaubenon Department of Public Safety.  (920) 492-2314. read more ...

WI Carbon Monoxide Alarm Law
This new law will expand the current carbon monoxide detector requirements to all one- and two-family homes and parallels requirements for smoke alarms for ease of installation. Specifically, this new law will require carbon monoxide alarms to be installed in the basement of the dwelling and on each floor level except the attic or storage area of both newly constructed and existing homes. For new construction, the alarms must be hard-wired in order to be current with national model safety codes. For existing homes, the alarms can be battery operated and can be multipurpose (smoke and carbon monoxide). Dwellings with no attached garages, no fireplaces and no fuel-burning appliances are exempted from this requirement. read more ...

Speed Radar Board
Please submit requests for use of the department speed radar board to Community Service Officer Ashley Hull or 920-492-2995. 

Street Lights Out
Please email Administrative Assistant Angie Notz at if you notice any street lights that are out in your neighborhood.  Please try to be as accurate as possible when describing the location of the street light.  If you see a number on the pole, include the number in your email.  We will then contact Wisconsin Public Service to take care of this.  Thank you in advance for your assistance.