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BIRMINGHAM, AL -
American Red Cross responds to thousands of fires in peoples' homes every year
and most of those fires occur while someone is cooking. The focus of this
year's National Fire Prevention Week is "Prevent Kitchen Fires" and the Red
Cross is offering tips for avoiding fires in the kitchen.
year, the Alabama Red Cross responded to nearly 2,500 fires across the state
and provided assistance for more than 7,750 people. Red Cross emergency
assistance can include food, clothing, shelter, emotional support, and
referrals to other relief agencies.
"Here in Alabama, we see firsthand the destruction a
cooking fire can cause," said Chris Osborne, Communications Officer for the
Alabama Red Cross. "These emergencies can be prevented and we urge everyone to
follow these steps to help avoid a fire in their home."
KEEP AN EYE ON WHAT
The cook should not wear loose clothing or dangling
sleeves while cooking. They should also stay in the kitchen and never leave
cooking food unattended. If they must leave the kitchen, for even a short
period of time, they should turn off the stove.
Other ways to avoid cooking fires include the following:
Fires can start when the
heat is too high. When frying food, if the cook sees smoke or the grease starts
to boil, turn the burner off.
Keep children and pets
at least three feet away from the stove.
Clean and clear the area
around the stove before turning on the heat.
Turn pot handles to the
back of the stove so no one bumps them or pulls them over.
Move things that can
burn away from the stove – items such as dishtowels, bags, boxes, paper and
Keep a pan lid or a cookie
sheet nearby. Use it to cover the pan if it catches on fire. This will put
out the fire.
THE PAN IS ON FIRE
If the pan catches fire, don't move it. Slide a pan lid or cookie sheet on
top of the pan to take the air away and put the fire out. Turn off the heat.
Keep the lid on the pan until it cools. Never try to stop a grease or oil fire
with water – it will only make the fire bigger.
OVEN, MICROWAVE FIRES
If something catches fire in the oven, keep the door closed. Call 9-1-1 so
firefighters can make sure the fire didn't spread to the walls. If a fire
occurs in the microwave, keep the door closed and unplug the microwave if you
can. Don't use it until a repairman checks it.
STOP, DROP AND ROLL
If a fire occurs and someone's clothes are on fire, they should stop where
they are immediately, drop to the floor, cover their face with their hands and
roll over and over to suffocate the flames. Keep doing it until the fire is
JUST GET OUT
Leave the home
and call the fire department from outside. Make sure everyone in the home gets
out – fast. Once outside, stay out. Never go back inside a burning building.
A PLAN The Red Cross recommends that households develop a fire escape
plan and practice it at least twice a year with everyone who lives in the home.
People should know two ways to escape from every room and designate a place to
meet outside the home in case of a fire
Other safety steps include:
Follow the escape plan in case of fire. Get out,
stay out, and call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number.
smoke alarms on every level of the house and inside bedrooms.
batteries in smoke alarms at least once a year. Test each alarm monthly by
pushing the test button.