Cooking safety starts with YOU. Pay attention to fire prevention™

Join the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and Neighbors by sharing this year’s FPW campaign! “Cooking safety starts with YOU. Pay attention to fire prevention™”, which educates everyone about simple but important actions with cooking they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe. Below are verified messages and graphics from the NFPA® that you can schedule to be posted on Neighbors.

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Pay attention to fire prevention™ OR Put a lid on it 

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Did you know (DYK) cooking fires are the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries? Cooking safety starts with YOU.

Always keep a lid nearby when cooking, If a small grease fire starts, slide the lid over the pan and turn off the burner. Leave the pan covered until it is completely cooled.
- If a fire starts in the oven, turn off the heat and keep the door closed.

If you have a cooking fire, when in doubt …
- Just get out! When you leave, close the door behind you.
- Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number from outside the home.

Source: fpw.org


The Recipe for Fire Safety: Tips to Prevent Cooking Accidents

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Keep everyone safe by turning pot handles toward the back of the stove and use back burners when possible. Bumping or pulling on overhanging handles can spill food or liquids and cause burns. Remember to have a “kid and pet free zone” of at least 3 feet (1 meter) around the stove and areas where hot food or drink is prepared or carried.

 

Source: fpw.org


Microwave Oven Safety

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Watch what you microwave. Being mindful of what you’re microwaving can reduce the chance of kitchen fires and burns.

-Open food that you’ve heated in the microwave slowly and away from your face to prevent scalding. Let cool before eating.
-Use only microwave-safe cookware, never aluminum foil or metal objects.
-If you have a fire in your microwave, turn it off immediately and keep the door closed until the fire is completely out.

Source: fpw.org


Keep cooking areas clean and clear

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Clearing away clutter lessens the chance of a kitchen fire.

- Clean up food and grease from burners and stovetop.
- Keep anything that can catch fire – oven mitts, wood utensils, food wrappers, towels – away from the stovetop.
-Have a “kid-free zone” of at least 3 feet (1 meter) around the stove and areas where hot food or drink is prepared or carried.

Source: fpw.org


Follow these safety tips and be on the way to safe grilling.

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Prioritize fire safety when grilling! A grill placed too close to anything that can burn is a fire hazard. They can be very hot, causing burn injuries.

-Place your grill away from home, deck railings and anything that might catch fire.
-Keep your grill away from play areas or places with high foot traffic.
-Never leave a lit grill unattended.

Source: fpw.org


Stay focused on the food!

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Unattended cooking is the leading cause of cooking fires and deaths. The good news is you can prevent most cooking fires.

- Watch what you heat! Stay in the kitchen when you are frying, grilling, or broiling food. Turn off the stove if you have to leave the kitchen.

- If you are simmering, baking, or roasting food, check it regularly and stay in the home. Use a timer to remind you that you are cooking.

Source: fpw.org


Watch what you heat!

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Be smart when cooking. Use a timer to remind you that you are cooking.

Keep lookin’ at what you’re cookin’! Carefully monitor food that’s simmering, baking, or roasting. Set a timer to promptly remove it from the oven or stove.

Source: fpw.org


 

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