It’s Fire Prevention Week (October 8 – 14)! This year theme is” Cooking safety starts with YOU. Pay attention to fire prevention.” We have some valuable tips to keep you and your loved ones safe in the kitchen. You can help prevent fires by:
- Keep a watchful eye on what you are cooking. Consider setting a timer to help you stay attentive.
- Always have a lid within reach. In case of a small grease fire, slide the lid over the pan and turn off the burner.
- Turn pot handles toward the back of the stove.
- Keep the kitchen a kid and pet free zone. Keep curious hands and paws away from the stove or oven and any areas where hot food or beverages are being prepared or carried.
Did you know that cooking fires are responsible for almost half (49%) of all home fires? Being attentive when cooking, and following a few precautions will go a long way to prevent them from happening in your home.