Home Safety

  1. Cooking Safety
  2. Holiday Safety
  3. Heating Safety

Cooking fires are the number one reason for home fires.

  • Never leave the kitchen unattended while frying, grilling, or broiling food.
  • Stay home when baking, roasting, or boiling food and use a timer to remind you that you are cooking.
  • Keep anything that can catch fire - oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels - away from the stove.
  • Don't cook in loose fitting clothes that can hang down and catch fire!
  • Hang stove top fire suppressors on your cooking hood to extinguish cooking fires.
  1. Kitchen
  2. Bathroom
  3. Laundry Room
  4. Garage
  5. General Tips
  • Conduct a safety overview - check for fire or safety hazards
  • Thoroughly clean your range, including area under burner coils, grease on top and sides of stove.
  • Keep grease and oil containers off the cooktop
  • Keep towels, pot holders, grocery bags, and any combustibles away from cooking surface.
  • Clean your oven!
  • Keep small kitchen appliances unplugged when not in use.
  • Know where your fire extinguisher is located. Be sure it's in working condition. Get training if you don't know how to use it.
  • Consider installing fire suppression canisters.
  • Keep matches and lighters stored high and away from children's reach.