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December 21, 2014
 
 
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This week we are talking Kitchen Fire Safety

Mar 10/14

We’ve all accidentally left something cooking on the stove and walked away, but did you know that unattended cooking is the #1 cause of fires in Ontario?

Click here for tips on how to extinguish small fires in the kitchen and on twitter #LaurierFireSafety #Laurier

KITCHEN FIRE SAFETY TIPS

  • Never leave stove top unattended when cooking (Unattended cooking is the #1 cause of fires in Ontario)
  • Cook only in designated areas
  • Cook only when you are alert
  • Never cook while you are under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol
  • Keep the stovetop, burners and oven clean
  • Keep anything that can catch fire – potholders, oven mitts, paper or plastic bags, boxes and curtains – away from stovetop
  • Wear short sleeves, or fitted or rolled–up long sleeves when cooking

EXTINGUISHING SMALL FIRES

  • Remember to always call 911 and Special Constable Service, and initiate emergency procedures before attempting to extinguish a fire. Only use a fire extinguisher if you are trained and can do it safely.

SMALL GREASE FIRE:

  • Slide a lid over the pan and turn off the burner.
  • Keep the pan covered until it is completely cool.
  • Never attempt to extinguish a grease fire with water!

OVEN FIRE:

  • Turn off the oven and keep the oven door closed.

MICROWAVE FIRE:

  • Keep the door closed and unplug the microwave, if possible

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