KITCHEN SAFETY TIPS;PREVENT COOKING FIRES!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Most people think the only safety concern, in the kitchen is  to avoid being accidently cut. Another real concern is being burned by kitchen & cooking fires which can tragically reach throug
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KITCHEN SAFETY TIPS;PREVENT COOKING FIRES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted at 1/27/2011 4:12 PM EST
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Most people think the only safety concern, in the kitchen is  to avoid being accidently cut.
Another real concern is being burned by kitchen & cooking fires which can tragically reach throughout the rest of your home.
Just to be sure we all know how to prevent & put out kitchen fires;I'm posting this list of tips from the NationalAssociation of " STATE  FIRE MARSHALLS:  
TO PREVENT KITCHEN FIRES: 1-Keep an eye on your cooking  & stay in the kitchen; Unattended cooking is the  # 1 cause of cooking fires !2-Wear short or close fitting sleeves.Loose clothing can catch fire!3- Watch children closely. When old enough, teach children  how to cook  safely.4-Clean cooking surfaces to prevent food & grease buildup5-Keep curtains, towels & pot holders away from hot surfaces, and store solvents and flammable cleaners away from heat sources 6-Never keep gasoline in the house!7-Turn pan handles inward  to prevent food spills TO PUT OUT A COOKING FIRE, IN YOUR KITCHEN:1-Call the fire department, immediately.In many cases, dialing   911 will give you “emergency services2-Slide a pan lid or cover over flames to  smother a grease or oil fire, then turn off the heat and  leave the lid in place until the pan cools  ****NEVER CARRY THE  PAN OUTSIDE!!!!!!!!****3-Extinguish other food fires w/ baking soda!4-NEVER use water or flour on cooking fires!5-Keep the oven door shut & turn off the heat to smother an oven or broiler fire!6-Keep a fire extinguisher in the kitchen….Make sure you have the right type & training7-Keep a working smoke detector in your home & test it monthly!

 

Re: KITCHEN SAFETY TIPS;PREVENT COOKING FIRES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted at 1/27/2011 4:47 PM EST
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In the N 5TH GRADE [ circa 1950's]; we had a fire safety LESON w/ "little hot spot" as the hero/main character.He taught us all these things as well as the more current  lesson: "STOP DROP & ROLL"(   for when our clothing catches fire)
In the many years since,the lessons then learned have come in handy to help keep me & others safe in fires. 
Even if you think"you know it all"; please take a moment to refresh your mind.
Ifyou know something this list is missing;please add it in your "reply"; I left a place for your additional thoughts, this time;NIKKI WinkKiss

Re: KITCHEN SAFETY TIPS;PREVENT COOKING FIRES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted at 1/27/2011 5:04 PM EST
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In the  5TH GRADE [circa 1950'S] we learned allofthis  froma character clled "LITTLE  HOT SPOT"Healso taught us the now more current "stop drop & roll" for when clothing catches on fire.
Even if you think you remember all the fire safety lessons; please take a moment to read & refresh your memry.  If you know a safety tip the fire  Marshalls left out;please offer it in the"REPLY"   box.Embarassed
I left the place for this in case you really do "already know it all".
See  NIKKI; I can learn new tricks, even though I am an "old dog"Kiss

Re: KITCHEN SAFETY TIPS;PREVENT COOKING FIRES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted at 1/27/2011 5:51 PM EST
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Only thing I can add is if you have to call 911 if possible do it from a "land line" rather than a cell phone.  It is much easier for "Dispatch" to locate your address from your land line phone than a cell.  If you do call from a cell be very specific about your location.

I am fond of watching the Food Network and Alton Brown on his show "Good Eat's" always says the only "uni-tasker" he has in his kitchen is the FIRE EXTINGUISHER.

When you turn your clocks forward or back twice a year replace the batteries in all your smoke detector and in the carbon monoxide detector.  Very inexpensive insurance to make sure they are there if they are needed.  And these are two things that you hope will never be used...3 if you include the fire extinguisher. The fire extinguisher does have a life span as well they may need to be replace.  When you replace one use the old one to try out on a controlled fire so you know how to use the extinguisher.

Thank you Ann for a great reminder.  It is things like this that we just don't think about....I would say until it's to late but we won't go there....

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posted at 1/27/2011 8:03 PM EST
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Thank both of you, Ann and Nikki .... This priceless information should be reposted on a steady basis.    None of us can read it too often and it's especially valuable to new comers.

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posted at 1/27/2011 9:19 PM EST
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This is an excellent post Ann,this information is a valuable tool.The only thing I could add is if you have small children in the home remove the knobs on the stove so they can't turn it on.They can be replaced after they are older and understand the danger.No cooking without adult supervision.

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posted at 1/27/2011 11:36 PM EST
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Thank you for the info.  Always good to reread every so often.

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