Fire Prevention Week

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Help us spread the word about this year's Fire Prevention Week which is celebrated from Sunday, October 4 through Saturday, October 10, 2020. This year's theme is Serve up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!.

***According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), COOKING FIRES ARE THE NUMBER ONE CAUSE OF HOME FIRES and home injuries with unattended cooking being the leading contributing factor in these fires.***

Please remember the following when cooking:

  • Be on alert! If you are sleepy or have consumed alcohol don’t use the stove or stove top. 
  • Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, grilling, or broiling food. 
  • If you leave the kitchen for even a short period of time, turn off the stove. 
  • If you are simmering, baking, roasting, or boiling food, check it regularly.
  • Remain in the home while food is cooking, and use a timer to remind you that you are cooking. 
  • Keep anything that can catch fire — oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels or curtains — away from your stove top. 
  • Have a “kid-free zone” of at least 3 feet around the stove and areas where hot food or drink is prepared or carried.
  • Turn all pot/skillet handles inwards so that they do not extend beyond the front of the stove top.

The NFPA has created a Fire Safety Checklist to help you make sure your family is cooking safely at home.

You can also go to Sparky.org to find fun games and activities for kids to learn about fire safety.