Everyday Fire Safety
Here are some everyday fire prevention tips to keep you and your family safe all year round:
Cooking/ Kitchen Safety:
– Always stay in the kitchen when cooking. If you have to leave, turn off the stovetop.
– No matter what you’re cooking, check the food regularly to avoid burning.
– Wear short, close fitting clothing. Loose clothing catches fire more easily.
– Never use water to extinguish a cooking fire. The combination between hot oil and water causes a huge, extremely dangerous reaction.
– If oil starts to boil, remove it from the heat. Turing off the burner will not lower the temperature quickly enough.
– Be careful not to overfill pots with oil, it could overflow and easily catch fire.
– Keep towels, bags, plastic and food packaging away from flame and heat.
– Do not leave a burning candle unattended.
– Do not leave a candle near anything that could catch fire.
– Always use appropriate candle holders and place it on a stable, heat resistant surface.
– Make sure a candle is completely extinguished and no longer glowing before you walk away from it.
General Fire Safety:
– Install smoke alarms and test them once a month.
– Change the batteries regularly- some recommend twice a year.
– Have a fry or foam extinguisher in your kitchen. Check the expiration date.
– Have an evacuation plan in the event of a fire.
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