Cooking Can Be Deadly

Cooking fires are the leading cause of fire related injury in the United States. In face, nearly 480 people die every year from kitchen fires.

Step 3: Keep Your Kitchen Safe


Cook With Caution

  1. Be on alert! If you are sleepy or have consumed alcohol don’t use the stove or stove-top.
  2. Stay in the kitchen if you are frying, grilling, or broiling food.
  3. 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.
  4. Keep anything that can catch fire — oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels or curtains — away from your stove-top.

If You Have a Cooking Fire

  1. Just get out! When you leave, close the door behind you to help contain the fire.
  2. Call 9-1-1 after you leave.
  3. If you try to fight the fire, be sure others are getting out and you have a clear way out.
  4. Keep a lid nearby when you’re cooking to smother small grease fires. Smother the fire by sliding the lid over the pan and turn off the stove-top. Leave the pan covered until it is completely cooled.
  5. For an oven fire turn off the heat and keep the door closed.

Download Kitchen Fire Safety Tips

Source: National Fire Protection Association

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