This weeks marks the 91st Annual Fire Prevention Week with the theme this year being Kitchen Fire Prevention. Kids in every classroom across the nation have been learning about the dangers that can be prevented in the kitchen when cooking.
Kitchen fires are easy to prevent but sometimes the littlest accidents turn into the biggest most dangerous fires. Kitchen fires alone account for 30% of all fires, 73% of all fire related deaths, and millions of dollars in property damage in Canada each year.
Here are some great tips to help prevent a kitchen fire in your home:
Change the batteries in your smoke detectors twice a year (when you change your clocks at daylights savings time)
Turn pot handles inward to reduce the risk of accidentally overturning the pot and to prevent children from grabbing it
Do not let children get closer than 3 feet when you are cooking
Always wear oven mitts when grabbing any pot or pan that is hot
If cooking with grease, always have a lid or pan near by to smother the fire incase one sparks up.
Check out this article from www.canada.com a great read just in time for the Thanksgiving weekend.
Have a safe and great Thanksgiving weekend everyone.