Fire Prevention

2024 Fire Prevention Week – October 6 – 12

Each year a new theme is announced by the NFPA in June

2023 Theme – Cooking safety starts with you.  Pay attention to fire prevention.

Did you know? Cooking fires are the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries.  Unattended cooking is the leading cause of cooking fires and deaths.

What can you do? The good news is you can prevent most cooking fires and burns.  Help keep your family safer with some simple but effective tips.

The Kilbourn Fire Department wants to share these top tips for cooking safety:

  • Turn pot handles toward the back of the stove.  Always keep a lid close by when cooking. If a small grease fire starts, slide the lid over the pan and turn off the burner.
  • Watch what you heat.  Set a timer to remind you that you are cooking.
  • Have a “kid-free” zone of at least 3 feet around the stove and areas where hot food or drink is prepared or carried.


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