|Fire Prevention Week 2020|
|By Captain Sam Homsi|
|October 5, 2020|
As Fire Prevention Week™ approaches, Westerly Fire Department reminds residents:
“Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!™
October 5, 2020 – The Westerly Fire Department is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®) — the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years —to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!” The campaign works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe.
According to NFPA, cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries in the United States. Almost half (44%) of reported home fires started in the kitchen. Two-thirds (66%) of home cooking fires start with the ignition of food or other cooking materials.
Westerly 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.
The Westerly Fire Department encourages all residents to embrace the 2020 Fire Prevention Week theme.
For more general information about Fire Prevention Week and cooking fire prevention, visit www.fpw.org.
|Hyperlinks:||NFPA Fire Prevention Week Website