Did you know that cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and home injuries? The leading cause of fires in the kitchen is unattended cooking and most cooking fires in the home involve the kitchen stove!

How to use this toolkit

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Additional Tips

  • If you are sleepy or have consumed alcohol, don’t use the stove or stovetop.
  • Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, boiling, grilling, or broiling food. If you leave the kitchen, even for a short period of time, turn off the stove.
  • Keep anything that can catch on fire – oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, or towels – away from the stovetop.
  • Have a “kid-free zone” of at least 3 feet around the stove and areas where hot food or drink is prepared or carried.
  • If there is any doubt about fighting a small fire, just get out! Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number from outside the home.