Fire Prevention Week Teaches Us How To Stay Safe!

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The main theme of this year’s October 6–12 Fire Prevention Week is: “More fires start in the kitchen than any other part of the home.”   It’s always a good idea to review fire safety and prevention procedures for your kitchen and all over your home and Fire Prevention Week is the perfect time to do that.

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The nfpa.org website is a great place to start your Fire Prevention Week search.  It’s packed with easy to read information sheets, fun and educational materials for teachers and children and so much more.  Just a quick look at their site provided the following smart and sensible fire safety tips:

• The leading cause of kitchen fires is unattended cooking and most of those fires involve the stovetop.  So stay in the kitchen while you’re frying, grilling or broiling food.

• If you leave the kitchen for even a short period time, turn off the stove.  If you’re simmering, baking, roasting or boiling food, check it regularly.  Remain in the home while food is cooking and use a timer as a reminder that something’s cooking.  Keep anything that can catch fire – oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels or curtains – away from your cook top.

• Keep a lid nearby to smother small grease fires.  Do this by sliding the lid over the pan or pot and turning off the stove.  Leave the pan covered until it is completely cooled.  For an oven fire, turn off the heat and keep the oven door closed.

• Always be ready to leave and close the door behind you to contain any home fire.  Call 911 or other local emergency number once you are outside.

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Of course you should always have functioning smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors on every floor of your home.  A fire extinguisher and home escape plan are good ideas, too.

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Roseanna Ladd said...

Thanks for the tips and reminders! I would like to add one that is real important in fire prevention. Take care to watch your kitchen pot holders, mitts that are used for baking and stovetop use. You want to make sure they are clean and free from soil or anything sticky that may stick onto your bake ware. I feel very fortunate to not have had a fire when this happened to me. A potholder I was using stuck to the bottom of a bake pan. Un beknown to me it went into the oven. It was flame resistant material and didn’t start a fire. Thank God!

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