This week is FIRE PREVENTION WEEK! This year’s theme focuses on home fire escape planning and having two ways out of every room in your home. In the event of a fire, if the first way is blocked, it’s important to have another way out to get to safety.
Did you know that the #1 cause of household fires is cooking? Here are some helpful tips…
Never leave your pots or pans unattended on your stove.
Keep a kitchen fire extinguisher readily available and know how to use it (it’s really pretty easy)
If a fire starts:
If a grease fire erupts, turn off the heat source. Don’t throw water on the fire because it may cause the fire to spread.
If a fire starts in your oven, close the over door and turn off the heat to smother the flames.
If a fire starts in your microwave, turn off the microwave, and don’t open it until the fire is completely out. Unplug the microwave only if you can safely do so.