Governor Whitmer signs executive order "Stay Safe; Stay Home" directing all Michiganders to stay home unless they are part of essential infrastructure and for all businesses to suspend in person services unless necessary to sustain or preserve life. Click here for the Executive Order
In order to help decrease the spread of COVID-19, City of Westland Administrative Offices are closed to the public through May 31, 2020. Please review our online services and department contact emails and phone numbers located on our website. City staff will still be responding to emails and voicemails as quickly as possible. There are also two drop boxes located at City Hall for bill payments (no cash please) and document drop offs that will be checked daily. Thank you for your patience in this unprecedented challenging time and please stay healthy.
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.
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.