Due to the recent burn incidents the Fayetteville Fire Marshal’s Office wants to remind citizens to prevent burn injuries to follow these steps when cooking.
Stay in the kitchen – when frying, grilling, or broiling food.
– Turn off stove if leaving the room even for a short period
If you are simmering, baking, roasting or boiling food:
– check regularly
– remain in home
– use a timer to remind you something is cooking
Wear short, close-fitting or tightly rolled sleeves when cooking.
Keep an oven mitt and lid nearby when you are cooking.
Provide a “Kid-free zone” of a least 3 feet around the stove and area where hot food is prepared or carried
Never cook when under the influence of alcohol, drugs, medication, or sleepy
If a grease fire occurs in a pan – Do the following:
- Put on a mitt
- Grab lid
- Place lid on pan
- Turn off burner
- Let pan completely cool before moving or touching
In case of an oven fire – Do the following:
- Turn off heat
- Keep door closed
- Service before being used again
If you do not feel comfortable in putting the fire out, evacuate everyone from the house and call 9-1-1, outside the home.
If you have questions about this information, please contact:
Sue Butler, Fire & Life Safety Specialist, Fayetteville Fire Department,
479-718-7607 or e-mail: [email protected]