More than half of accidental house fires are caused in the kitchen, so it makes good sense to teach you how to prevent a fire in your home and, if they do occur, how to extinguish them.
SMOKE ALARMS SAVE LIVES.
Protect your family from accidental household fires by safeguarding your home with a smoke detector.
Did you know? The number of deaths per year continues to rise due to accidental house fires. Kent Fire & Rescue can confirm that around 30 children alone are killed due to house fires each year.
Here are ten tips to prevent a kitchen fire in your home
- Don’t leave the hob unattended if you are cooking something on a high heat.
- Don’t wear loose clothes. Loose clothing, like a dressing gown, can easily catch fire from the hob.
- Only fill the pot or pan 1/3 full when you are deep-frying.
- Don’t put meat into the frying pan while it’s wet. This can spark a grease fire.
- Close the oven door if it catches fire, it will go out by itself.
- Whatever you do, don’t put out a grease fire with water. This actually makes it worse!
- Baking soda can be used to put out flames in the absence of a fire extinguisher.
- If your microwave or toaster starts to spark, pull the plug out from the mains.
- Always have a fire extinguisher in your home. A small one can be easily stored away.
- Don’t try to be the hero. When in doubt, get out of the house and call the fire brigade.
Smoke alarms save homes and lives
Did you know that you should be checking your smoke alarms at least once a week?
Did you also know that you should have a smoke detector fitted on every level of your home?
Burglars pick and choose what they take. Fire is less selective.
It simply takes everything.
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