Fires and Burns
Watch for things around your stove that could catch fire!!!
  1. Towels
  2. Curtains
  3. Paper
  4. Plastic wrappers
  5. Baggy clothing

ALWAYS USE A POT HOLDER/ OVEN MITT

Use pot holders when removing pots from the stove.
Always place a pot holder under your pots and pans when they are sitting on the counter or table. This helps prevent both damages and burns.
Use and oven mitt when removing pans from the oven. The mitt covers your whole hand preventing accidental burns.
Never use a towel as an oven mitt or pot holder. They are not insulated to protect you from the heat.
Always use dry pot holders and oven mitts (Remember water conducts heat).


SAFETY WITH GAS STOVES

If you smell gas before or during cooking...
  1. Turn off all controls to the stove
  2. Open a window
  3. All family members must leave the house IMMEDIATELY!
  4. Call your gas company to have them check for any gas leaks
When in doubt call....it's better safe than sorry!

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF THERE'S A GREASE FIRE???!?!?!??!
1. Turn off the heat
2. Cover the pan with a damp towel, lid or baking soda to "smother the fire"
3. Allow it to cool
4. Move to the sink to clean up

NEVER PUT WATER ON A GREASE FIRE

Watch the video below to SEE what happens when you put WATER on a GREASE FIRE
Click to watch an important video clip on this topic

Watch this to find out....WHAT IF I GET BURNED?

  1. Run the burned area under cool water
  2. DO NOT use butter or oils on the burned area (That's an old wives tale that does not help and could make the burn worse!)
  3. Put a clean dry bandage on the burned area


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