Kitchen Fire Safety

Kitchen Fire Safety

Don’t leave the kitchen while food is cooking on the stove top.

Your full attention, please.

*Don’t leave the kitchen while food is cooking on the stove top.

*Continuously check items baking in the oven.

*Don’t cook if you’ve sleepy, if you’ve been drinking alcohol excessively or if you’ve taken medication that makes you drowsy.

Neat & Clean

*Keep pot holders, food packaging, cookbooks and other combustibles off your stove top.

*Wipe up spills and clean your over. Build up grease can catch fire.

*Keep curtains, dish towels and anything that burns away from your stove.

*Turn pot handles in so you can bump them.

Electrical safety in the kitchen:

*Use only one heat-producing appliance on the same circuit at a time.

*Have ground-fault circuit-interrupters (GFCI’s) installed on all kitchen-counter outlets to prevent shock hazards.

*Also protect counter-top circuits with the proper size fuses or circuit breakers.

*Replace cracked or frayed appliance cords.

*If an appliance feels too hot, smokes or gives off a funny odor, unplug it immediately and have it serviced or replaced.

Prevent burns:

*Open microwaved food slowly. Let it cool before eating.

*Never use a wet oven mitt. A hot pan could turn that dampness into scalding steam.

Fighting kitchen fires:

Grease fires:

If a pan of food catches fire smother the flames by sliding a lid over the fire. Prevent flare-ups by leaving the pan covered until it is completely cool. Don’t use a fire extinguisher and don’t throw water on the fire.  It can splatter burning grease and spread the fire. Turn off the burner.

Oven Fires

Turn off the heat and keep the oven door closed.

Microwave fires:

Keep the door closed and unplug the microwave. Have the oven serviced before you use it again.

Report all fires to your fire department , even if you think you’ve put them out.

Dress for the occasion: loose clothing can catch fire: wear tight-fitting clothes or roll up your sleeves.

Nothing underfoot: declare a three-foot ‘kid free zone’ around your stove and keep children and pets away while you cook.

Visit us online at:

Order at or call 1-800-344-3555

National Fire Protection Association

One Batterymarch Park

Quincy, MA 02169-7471

Disclaimer: This information was taken directly from the National Fire Protection Association pamphlet and I give them full credit for the information. Please call the numbers above for more information.


About jwatrel

I am a free-lance writer and Blogger. I am the author of the book "Firehouse 101" ( 2005) part of trilogy of books centered in New York City. My next book "Love Triangles" is finished being edited and should be ready for release in the Fall. My latest book, "Dinner at Midnight", a thriller is on its last chapter. My long awaited book explains the loss of the 2004 Yankee game to Boston. I work as a Consultant, Adjunct College Professor, Volunteer Fireman and Ambulance member and Blogger. I have a blog site for caregivers called 'bergencountycaregiver', a step by step survival guide to all you wonderful folks taking care of your loved ones, a walking project to walk every block, both sides, of the island of Manhattan "MywalkinManhattan" and discuss what I see and find on the streets of New York and three sites to accompany it. One is an arts site called "Visiting a Museum", where I showcase small museums, historical sites and parks that are off the beaten track both in Manhattan and outside the city to cross reference with "MywalkinManhattan" blog site. Another is "DiningonaShoeStringNYC", featuring small restaurants I have found on my travels in this project, that offer wonderful meals for $10.00 and under. So be on the lookout for updates on all three sites and enjoy 'MywalkinManhattan'. The third is my latest site, "LittleShoponMainStreet", which showcases all the unique and independent shops that I have found on my travels throughout and around Manhattan. I have started two new blog sites for the fire department, one "EngineOneHasbrouck HeightsFireDepartmentnj" for the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department to discuss what our Engine Company is doing and the other is "BergenCountyFireman'sHomeAssociation" for the Bergen County Fireman's Association, which fire fighters from Bergen County, NJ, go to the Fireman's Home in Boonton, NJ to bring entertainment and cheer to our fellow brother fire fighters quarterly.
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1 Response to Kitchen Fire Safety

  1. jwatrel says:

    Please call the above numbers for more information.

    Liked by 1 person

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