Kitchen Fire Safety

Safety Information & Guidelines

Kitchen fires can start and spread rapidly. Review the following information and help prevent kitchen fires:

  • If a small grease fire occurs, use the "Put A Lid On It" technique. Smother the flames by sliding a cover or larger pan over the fire while turning off the burner
  • Keep small appliances unplugged when not in use, and keep them clean and dry
  • Never leave cooking unattended; but if you must leave the kitchen for a moment, turn the surface burners off
  • Never pour water on a grease fire or move the burning pan. If the fire does not instantly go out, leave the house and call the fire department. Cooking fires can quickly get out of control
  • Wear short or tight-fitting sleeves when cooking