Fire Safety

Cooking Safety

Cooking Safety

Cooking is only allowed in designated areas!

How to prevent a Cooking Fire in the Kitchen:

  • Never leave cooking appliances unattended. Unattended appliances is the #1 cause of cooking fires
  • Wear short or close-fitting sleeves. Loose clothing can catch fire
  • Clean cooking surfaces to prevent food and grease build-up
  • Keep curtains, towels and pot holders away from hot surfaces.
  • Store solvents and flammable cleaners away from heat sources
  • Turn pan handles inward to prevent accidental spilling

To extinguish a kitchen cooking fire, follow these procedures:

  1. Slide a pan lid over flames to smother a grease or oil fire, then turn off the heat source and leave the lid in place until the pan cools
  2. Make sure a dry chemical fire extinguisher is located near to the cooking area. Go to the fire extinguisher (link) page for operation (P.A.S.S. Procedures)
  3. Never use water or flour on grease fires
  4. If you have a fire in the oven, leave the door closed and shut off the heat to smother the fire