Fire Prevention Week
In Calgary, cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries. Unattended cooking is the leading cause of cooking fires and deaths.
Follow these key safety tips to help reduce the risk of a cooking fire.
- Watch what you heat. Always pay close attention to what you are frying, grilling, broiling, boiling or baking. Set a timer to remind you that you are cooking. If you leave the kitchen, for even a brief period of time, turn off the stove and remove any pots or pans from the burner.
- Turn pot handles toward the back of the stove. Always keep a lid nearby when cooking. If a small grease fire starts, slide the lid over the pan if you feel safe doing so, then turn off the burner, exit your home and call 9-1-1.
- Have a “kid and pet-free zone” of one metre around the stove or grill and anywhere hot food or drink is prepared or carried.