October 4 – 10 is Fire Prevention Week, and this year the National Fire Protection Association is focusing on fire safety in the kitchen. No wonder: Nearly half of reported U.S. home fires start in the kitchen, and cooking is the leading cause of home fire injuries.
these resources to keep yourself and your family safe:
With restaurants closed in many states and communities, we will certainly be cooking more at home. So, it’s’ a good time the remember that cooking is a leading cause of house fires – make sure it doesn’t happen to you!
60% of house fires start in the kitchen,
but these fires can be prevented! Take
these simple steps to keep your family safe:
Don’t leave the kitchen when cooking on the stovetop.
Keep the stovetop area clean and free of clutter.
Tie back hair and loose clothing.
Keep a lid nearby to slide over a small grease fire and keep it on until the pan is cool–NEVER put water on a grease fire.
Frying is a leading cause of kitchen fires – stay safe AND healthy and consider baking or broiling your food instead!