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October: Fire Prevention Month

10/1/2020 (Permalink)

Burned appliances from a grease fire Burned stove and fridge from the grease fire

October is Fire Prevention Month and The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) sets aside a designated week each October to focus on fire prevention.  The 2020 theme is, "Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!" October 4th-10th.  The most common type of cooking fire is cooking left unattended.  So the number one rule of cooking is, STAY IN THE KITCHEN when cooking and be extra attentive if cooking with oil or at high temperatures.

This renter in Whitehall, MI had a tradition with his son every Sunday to cook chicken wings and watch football.  Warming up the oil on the stove they stepped outside on the patio for a bit.  Before they knew it, the grease had caught fire and the house was in flames.

According to the U.S. Fire Administration, always keep a lid nearby when you cook.  If a small grease fire starts in a pan, slide the pan lid over the pan, turn off the burner and do not move the pan.  Leave the lid on until the pan has cooled to keep the fire from restarting.

If you do experience a fire, call SERVPRO of Muskegon to thoroughly clean your home.  We're "Ready for whatever happens." (231) 733-7601

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