Stove Safety: Don’t Get Burned!

Most people don’t realize that most household fires begin in the kitchen than anywhere else in the home.  Please take a moment to review the following article; it may save your home and your life!

Stove related fires

 

  1. Turn pot handles so that the do not hang over the edge.  You may inadvertently bump the handle or      a child may pull it down, spilling its hot contents and potentially burning someone.
  2. Never leave any cooking food unattended.
  3. Avoid any loose clothing, towels or pot holders near the elements
  4. If a grease fire starts, put on a pair of oven mitts and carefully slid a pot lid over the pot to smother the flames.       DO NOT POUR WATER ON A GREASE FIRE!
  5. Have a fire extinguisher nearby that is classed for kitchen use.  It should be labelled: ABC.  This rates it to put our fires involving      normal combustibles, petroleum fires and electrical fires.
  6. Maintain a clean cooking surface.  Old grease build up can ignite.
  7. If a fire starts in your oven, turn the oven off and keep the door closed to prevent the flames from spreading.
  8. Avoid placing metals in a microwave (twist ties, sour cans etc.)  If a fire starts in your microwave, unplug it and keep the door closed until the fire extinguishes itself.

Bon appetite!

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