FIRE PREVENTION TIPS
Recipe for Safer Cooking
Follow these tips to protect you and your family when in the kitchen. Whether stirring up a quick dinner or creating a masterpiece four-course meal, here is a recipe for saver cooking you need to use daily. SERVPRO of Golden has restored three Kitchen fires recently.
To prevent a Cooking Fire in Your Kitchen
Keep an eye on your cooking and stay in the kitchen. Unattended cooking is the #1 cause of cooking fires.
Wear short or close-fitting sleeves. Loose clothing can catch fire.
Watch children closely. When old enough, teach children to cook safely.
Clean cooking surfaces to prevent food and grease build-up.
Keep curtains, towels and pot holders away from hot surfaces, and store solvents and flammable cleaners away from heat sources. NEVER keep gasoline in the house.
Turn pan handles inward to prevent food spills.
To Put Out a Cooking Fire in Your Kitchen
Call the Fire Department immediately. In many cases dialing 911 will give you emergency services.
Slide a pan lid over flames to smother a grease or oil fire, then turn off the heat and leave the lid in place until the pan cools. Never carry a pan outside!
Extinguish other food fires with baking soda. Never use water or flour on cooking fires.
Keep the oven door shut and turn off the heat to smother an oven broiler fire.
Keep a fire extinguisher in the kitchen. Make sure you have the right type and training.
Keep working smoke detector in your home and test it monthly.
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