Cooking Safety

Play it Safe in the Kitchen!

Did you know that cooking is the number one cause of home fires? Most kitchen fires occur because people get distracted and leave their cooking unattended on the stove.

Your fire department asks you to keep a close eye on your cooking. If a pot catches fire, slide a lid over the pot to smother the flames, then turn off the stove. And always wear tight-fitting or rolled-up sleeves when cooking. A dangling sleeve can easily brush against a hot burner and catch fire.

These cooking safety tips are brought to you from your fire department and this station. Check out the links below for more cooking safety tips from the NFPA’s website, and download your own PDF Safety Tip Sheets!