Cooking & BBQing Safety

Cooking is one of the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries. Increase awareness in your community about the importance of cooking and BBQing safely.

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 Cooking in a kitchen

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  • Keep an eye on what you fry. Most cooking fires start when someone is frying food
  • Watch what you are cooking. Fires start when the heat is too high. If you see any smoke or the grease starts to boil, turn the burner off
  • Make sure you are awake and alert while cooking. Alcohol and some drugs can make you sleepy
  • Wear short sleeves or roll them up so they don’t catch on fire
  • Make sure children and pets stay at least 1 metre away from a hot stove
  • Turn pot handles toward the back of the stove so no one can bump them or pull them over
  • Keep things that can catch fire, like oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels, away from the stove
  • Never pour water on a cooking pan grease fire! Smother the flames by sliding a lid over the pan and turn off the stove

#FireSafety #FirePrevention #CookingSafety #HolidayBaking

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Grilling with a BBQ

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  • Never leave a hot grill unattended!
  • Clean the grill's grease tray regularly to avoid it catching on fire
  • Never pour water on a BBQ grease fire! Use a fire extinguisher or baking soda, or check the BBQ manufacturer's instructions
  • Only use propane, charcoal and wood pellet BBQs outside. Using them indoors can cause a fire or carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Only grill outdoors, away from siding and deck railings, and away from eaves and branches
  • Check with your landlord, building manager or strata before using a grill on a balcony of your apartment building

#FireSafety #FirePrevention #BBQsafety #GrillingSafety 

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