|Fire Prevention Week, Center Moriches Fire Department reminds residents: “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen"|
|By Ex Chief Bill Renzetti|
|October 4, 2020|
The Center Moriches Fire Department is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®) — the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years —to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!” The campaign works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe.
According to NFPA, cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries in the United States. Almost half (44%) of reported home fires started in the kitchen. Two-thirds (66%) of home cooking fires start with the ignition of food or other cooking materials.
“The most important step you should take before making a meal is to “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!” said Chief Ian Foley. “A cooking fire can grow quickly. I have seen many homes damaged and people injured by fires that could easily have been prevented.”
Center Moriches FD wants to share safety tips to keep you from having a cooking fire.
•Never leave cooking food unattended. Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, grilling or broiling. If you have to leave, even for a short time, turn off the stove.
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