Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Kitchen Fire Safety

Over the last several weeks, I have noticed what appears to be a high number of kitchen/ cooking related fires here in the County. Kitchen/cooking related fires are the leading cause of fires both locally and nationally so this should not come as a total surprise.

As with most fires, these types of fires are almost ALWAYS easily prevented! Most of the time the kitchen fire starts because someone left a pot or frying pan on the stove cooking and then left the kitchen or the house to go do something else. With no one there to “watch what you heat,” a fire is soon allowed to start and grow.

I thought it would be a good opportunity to remind everyone out there of ways to prevent the kitchen/ cooking related fire as well as to watch just how fast a fire can, and does, grow. The short video is from the spring of 2007 and it is still very relevant today! It was shot at our Public Safety Training Academy and done with our great friends in fire and injury prevention – The Home Safety Council.

As always, please BE SAFE today and please help us to prevent the 9-1-1 call!

Stay Safe,

Bill Delaney
Program Manager – Community Life Safety Education

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