Fire Prevention Week | October 8 - 14
Take some time every October during Fire Prevention Week to make sure you understand how to stay safe in case of a fire.
2023 Fire Prevention Week Topic: Kitchen & Cooking Safety
Cooking brings family & friends together, provides an outlet for
creativity and can be relaxing. But did you know that cooking
fires are the number one cause of home fires and injuries?
When we think of cooking appliances in the kitchen, we often think of the stovetop, oven, and microwave. However, more and more people are often turning to electrical appliances like air fryers and slow cookers for the convenience of cooking meals quickly. Using these appliances properly is key to keeping safe in the kitchen.
Have a Kitchen Fire?
Always call 9-1-1 if a fire starts in your kitchen. If you have a small grease fire and decide to fight the fire, follow the below tips.
- On the stovetop, smother the flames by sliding a lid over the pan and turning off the burner. Leave the pan covered until it is completely cooled.
- For an oven fire, turn off the heat and keep the door closed.
- If you have any doubt about fighting the flame, get out of the house, close the door behind you and call 9-1-1. Remain outside until firefighters arrive.
Fire Prevention Week Resources
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