This pamphlet provides readers with a thorough overview of how to prevent kitchen fires. A fantastic resource for adults who are looking to ensure that their kitchen is fire safe. 4 in 10 home fires start in the kitchen. Frequently, these fires happen because cooking food has been left unattended. But the majority of kitchen fires are 100% preventable.
Children and pets can be also hazardous additions to the kitchen. They may knock items off the stove or pose a tripping hazard. If children are allowed in the kitchen, they should be educated on the dangers in the kitchen and closely monitored.
Basic kitchen safety guidelines include:
- Never put water on a grease or electrical fire
- Avoid running extension cords through the kitchen
- Never use the oven to heat a room
- Don’t leave cooking unattended
- Prevent children and pets from playing in the kitchen area
The pamphlet goes on to address safe stovetop, oven and microwave cooking. Individuals should keep flammable materials away from burners and keep pot handles turned inward. Refrain from using appliances that have frayed or broken power cords. Keep metal items out of the microwave.
Outdoor kitchens and grills pose their own set of safety hazards. Don’t leave grills unattended. Place grills away from the house, outdoor furniture and plants. Check gas grills before each use for leaks. Individuals using charcoal grills need to let the coals cools before disposing of them in a metal container.
In conclusion, the handout covers the ingredients for a safe kitchen. Which include a list of emergency numbers on the refrigerator, an ABC rated fire extinguisher as well as a fire blanket.
This brochure is also available in Spanish.
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