Use Caution in the Kitchen
November brings families together in celebration of Thanksgiving. Most traditions include preparing a spectacular feast however if safe cooking habits are not practiced, your holiday could become hazardous quickly. The number one cause of home fires and injuries are from cooking according to the National Fire Protection Association with the leading cause being UNATTENDED COOKING. It's important to be alert to prevent cooking fires.
- Be alert! If you are tired or consumed alcohol, Do NOT use the stove or stove top.
- Stay in the kitchen when frying, grilling, boiling, or broiling food.
- When simmering, baking, or roasting, check it regularly, remain in the kitchen while food
is cooking, and use a timer to remind you that you are cooking.
- Keep oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels and curtains away from the stove top.
If you have a cooking fire, following safety protocols to help keep you and your family safe.
- Get out and close the door behind you
to help contain the fire.
- Call 9-1-1.
- Oven fire, turn off the heat and keep the door closed.
- If you try to fight the fire, be sure others are getting out and you have a clear way out.
- Keep a lid nearby when you’re cooking to smother small grease fires. Smother the fire by sliding the lid over the pan and turn off
the stove top. Leave the pan covered until it is completely cooled. Do not try to move the pan off the stove.
SERVPRO® of Muskegon Professionals wish you a safe and happy holiday season.