Kitchen Fire Safety

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kitchen Fire

The National Fire Protection Association finds cooking fires are the #1 cause of home fires and home injuries in the United States. 
These fires make up 48% of residential fires and account for 21% of home fire fatalities.
1/3 of those fires were the result of unattended cooking.

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What you should know about Kitchen Fire Safety

  • It is vitally important to remain in the kitchen, at the ready especially when frying, grilling, boiling, or broiling.
  • Housekeeping is also extremely important. Make sure combustible items are kept away from the cooking surface and clean cooking surface/oven regularly.
  • Have a lid for your pan near the cooking surface, ready if needed/place lid over burning pan, if you can do so safely and then turn off the burner.
  • Never attempt to remove a pan that is on fire from a burner, and never use water to extinguish the fire.
  • In the event of an oven fire turn off the oven and keep oven door closed.
  • Use an extinguisher only if you are familiar with the operation and never discharge directly into the pan.
  • If the fire has not been extinguished, of has spread beyond your control get everyone out of the house and call 9-1-1.