This year, Edmonton Fire Rescue Services reminds Edmontonians that "a safe kitchen is a prepared kitchen."
Most destructive fires start in the kitchen when cooking is left unattended. A significant number of these fires are the result of overheated cooking oil in deep fat fryers or pans heated directly on kitchen stoves. Cooking fires are the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries.
Between 2018 and 2019, Edmonton Fire Rescue Services responded to 153 fires caused by overheated cooking oil. This resulted in more that $4.6 million in property damage.
Do you know the recipe for fire safety? Take a peek at Edmonton Fire Rescue Services' Recipe for Home Fire Safety. Download it, print it off, and place it on the fridge for the whole family.
Ordering take-out? You may find one of the recipe cards accompanying your meal! Edmonton Fire Rescue Services has partnered with several restaurants this year to get the word out about Fire Prevention Week and home fire safety.
Edmonton Fire Rescue Services has also partnered with local coffee shops to encourage citizens to take their coffee cups home and reuse them to collect cooking grease. Once the cup is full of solidified grease, dispose of the cup in the garbage. Never pour cooking grease down drains.
Between 2018 and 2019, Edmonton Fire Rescue Services responded to 153 fires caused by overheated cooking oil or grease. These fires were almost always caused by appliances being left unattended while in use. Learn how to safely put out one of these fires!
How to Make an Escape Plan
Seconds are critical during a fire! There is no time to stop and think about an escape route, so knowing what to do before a fire occurs can save your life. Making an escape plan and practicing it with your family is an essential part of fire safety.