Cooking is the leading cause of home fires and fire injuries. Ranges or cooktops cause 62% of home fires according to the National Fire Protection Association. Learn how to stay safe with these tips.

  • Keep anything that can catch fire away from your stovetop.
  • Always unplug counter top alliances when not in use. 
  • Make sure you have, and test, GFCI receptacles in your kitchen to prevent shock and electrocution.
  • Double-check that everything is off when you finish cooking.
  • Prevent fires by keeping your oven and stovetop clean of grease and dust.
  • Never leave the kitchen while cooking.
  • Never cook while sleepy, drinking alcohol, or taking medication that makes you drowsy.
  • Never disable a smoke alarm while cooking.
  • Never use a cooking stove to heat your home.

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