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06 October 2010

Fire Prevention Week!

Did you know that cooking is the #1 cause of home fires and injuries??? Here are a few tips to help you stay safe while in the kitchen:

  • Stay in the kitchen when you are frying, grilling, or boiling food. If you have to leave the room, even for a short period of time, turn off the stove.
  • Don't use the oven or stovetop if you are sleepy or have consumed alcohol.
  • If you are baking, roasting, or simmering food, check it regularly and use a timer to remind you that you are cooking something.
  • Keep anything that can catch fire away from your stovetop.
  • Keep pets away from cooking surfaces and nearby countertops to prevent them from knocking things into burners.

Last but not least, ALWAYS keep one of these in your home:

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