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Fire Prevention Week 2020

10/6/2020 (Permalink)

Every year the National Fire Protection Agency recognizes Fire Prevention Week to inform and teach children, adults, and teachers how to stay safe in case of a fire.

This year's theme is: Serve Up Fire Safety In The Kitchen. According to the NFPA, cooking in the kitchen is the #1 cause of home fires and home fire injuries. They have also concluded that unattended cooking is the leading cause of fires in the kitchen.

Check out some quick tips to prevent a fire disaster:

  • keep kids safe from burns and scalds by creating a kid-free zone of at least 3ft around hot things in the kitchen.
  • keep your cooking area clutter-free. Move anything that can burn away from the stove top
  • focus on the food. unattended cooking is the leading cause of kitchen fires
  • be smart when cooking, use a timers to remind you that you are cooking
  • clubbing and cooking don't mix, after a night out, order in!
  • put a lid on it to extinguish a small grease fire

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