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Prevent Home Fires



~ Cooking Fire Safety Tips ~


The majority of home fires start in the kitchen. The NVFC and Fire Corps offer these tips to make your kitchen a safe one.

  1. Do not wear loose fitting clothing when cooking, as they are easy targets to catch on fire.
  2. Always turn pan handles in to prevent food spills.
  3. Make sure that you keep pot holders and towels away from the stove.
  4. Replace any old or frayed electrical cords on your appliances.
  5. Never leave your cooking unattended.
  6. If a fire should occur on the stove, slide a pan lid over the flames and then turn off the heat.
  7. If a fire should occur in the oven, keep the oven door closed and turn off the heat to smother the fire.
  8. Always keep a fire extinguisher in the kitchen. Make sure it is kept in an accessible place away from the stove and oven.
  9. If the fire does not go out quickly, use your escape plan and call the fire department immediately.

We can make a difference when we practice fire safety throughout the year.

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