Prioritizing Fire Safety in the Kitchen

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This article outlines some of the fundamentals of fire safety in the kitchen.

Most house fires begin in the kitchen. If we all practice fire safety in the kitchen, we can prevent more than half of house fires. At Judd Fire Protection, our goal is to prevent fires from happening in the first place. This article outlines some of the fundamentals of fire safety in the kitchen.

Keep Kids and Pets Out of the Kitchen

If you are a parent with kids and pets, you should child-proof your kitchen. No kid or pet should be involved in cooking without an adult’s supervision. When cooking, you may want to keep most of your hot pans and pots on the back burners – that way, a child cannot interfere and trigger a fire or burn themselves. Continually emphasize the cooking hazards to your children without practicing fire safety in the kitchen.

Make Sure to Stay in the Kitchen

We could prevent countless kitchen fires by staying in the kitchen while cooking. As soon as a fire happens, you can quickly put it out with a good fire extinguisher. Quick intervention is imperative to reducing fire damage and prioritizing fire safety in the kitchen.

Moreover, staying in the kitchen is essential when frying or broiling food. However, this may only be practical when baking or simmering food at a low temperature for a short period of time. So, be sure to check on it often and always remain on the same floor as your kitchen.

Learn How to Put Out a Grease Fire

Prioritize fire safety in the kitchen by learning how to put out a grease fire. Grease fires behave differently from ordinary fires. The number one thing you should know is that water will worsen a grease fire. It will also send flaming droplets of hot oil across the room. But you should know only to use fire extinguishers on house fires, so that shouldn’t be a problem.

Be Prepared

The number one thing everyone should do to minimize the danger of kitchen fires is to know what to do if a fire occurs. Even if you follow your fire safety practices, there is no way to remove the threat of a fire occurring in your kitchen altogether. Here are some tips:

  • Ensure you have the correct type of fire extinguisher on hand that is not expired
  • Test fire alarms and replace batteries
  • Examine the evacuation plan with your family from various areas in the house
  • Know when to call the fire department

Overall, combine fire safety practices with sufficient preparedness, and you will keep yourself and your family safe.

Commercial and Residential Fire Prevention from Judd Fire Protection

If you want to ensure your home and business are safe throughout the year, trust Judd Fire Protection, LLC. We have over two decades of experience designing, installing, inspecting, and repairing residential and commercial fire protection systems. We serve clients throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., Virginia, and West Virginia. If you are interested in finding out more about our services and protecting your home and business, give us a call at 410-871-3480.

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