Fire Prevention Week

October 4 - 10, 2020

Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!


This year’s FPW campaign, “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!” works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe.

The Bayport Fire Department 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.
  • If you are simmering, baking, roasting, or boiling food, check it regularly, remain in the home while food is cooking, and use a timer to remind you that you’re cooking.
  • You have to be alert when cooking. You won’t be alert if you are sleepy, have taken medicine or drugs, or consumed alcohol that makes you drowsy.
  • Always keep an oven mitt and pan lid nearby when you’re cooking. If a small grease fire starts, slide the lid over the pan to smother the flame. Turn off the burner, and leave the pan covered until it is completely cool.
  • Have a “kid-free zone” of at least 3 feet around the stove and areas where hot food or drink is prepared or carried. 



SAFETY TIP SHEETS:


COOKING SAFETYMICROWAVE SAFETYSCALD PREVENTION


​More information on this topic and Fire Prevention Week can

be found on the National Fire Protection Association web site.  

Bayport fire department

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