FIRE PREVENTION WEEK: OCTOBER 8th – 14th COOKING SAFETY STARTS WITH YOU. PAY ATTENTION TO FIRE PREVENTION.
The Fire Prevention Week theme this year “Cooking Safety Starts with You. Pay Attention to Fire Prevention.,” is a good reminder for all of us to practice fire safety when cooking” said Fire Marshal John James, North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District (NLTFPD).
NLTFPD offers these key safety tips:
- Watch what you heat. Always keep a close eye on what you are cooking and set a timer if needed.
- Turn pot handles to the side or back of the stove to avoid unnecessary spills and potentially, burns from hot food. Always keep a lid nearby when cooking. If a small grease fire starts, slide the lid over the pan and turn the burner off.
- Have a “kid and pet free zone” of at least 3 feet around the stove or grill and anywhere else hot food or drink is prepared.
NLTFPD will be hosting station tours for our elementary school students this month focusing on cooking and home fire safety.
For more general information about Fire Prevention Week and fire prevention in general, visit www.fpw.org.