October 2, 2013 posted in Safety
The National Fire Protection Association chose “Kitchen Fires: Get Cookin’ With Fire Safety” as this year’s theme. The goal is to call attention to the fact that more fires start in the kitchen than in any other part of the home. Additionally, cooking is the leading cause of home fire injuries.
Read on and talk with your family about these kitchen fire safety tips to improve safety in your own kitchen:
If a fire starts in a stove-top pan, put on an oven mitt, cover the pan with a lid, and turn off the burner. Never put water on a grease fire. If a fire starts in your oven, close the door, turn off the heat and call the fire department. If your clothes catch on fire, stop immediately, drop to the ground and roll over or back and forth to put out the fire. Treat burns by putting them in cool water for 3 to 5 minutes. If the burn is bigger than your fist, if the skin is blistered or charred, or if you aren’t sure how to treat it, get professional medical treatment immediately.
SAFETY REMINDER: If you smoke, put your cigarette out if you feel drowsy or sleepy. Too many home fires are caused by smoking materials.
Learn more at: https://www.nfpa.org/safety-information/fire-prevention-week