Home Heating Fire Prevention Tips

Home Heating Fire Prevention Tips. Heating equipment caused an estimated 50,500 home fires and 500 deaths between 2013 and 2017 according to the National Fire Protection Association. Learn how to stay safe with these tips. Keep anything that can burn at least 3 feet from heat sources Never leave a space heater unattended. Turn off when leaving a […]

Home Cooking Fire Prevention Tips

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 […]

Set The Table For Safety – Holiday Cooking Safety

Whether testing out a new dish or whipping up a family classic, there’s one recipe that should also be included on the menu this holiday season: Safety. Follow this “Recipe for Kitchen Safety” and help this year’s festivities create memories instead of danger. Ingredients for Safety Functioning Smoke Alarms Functioning Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters Vigilance Kitchen Timer […]

Kids and Cooking Safety

ESFI recommends taking the following safety precautions to ensure that this special time of year does not result in tragedy for young holiday chefs and kitchen helpers: Watch children closely in the kitchen. They must be supervised at all times when an electric or gas stove is within reach.   Never leave the kitchen when […]

Prevent Common Kitchen Hazards

Cooking hazards are the #1 cause of home fires Older adults account for more than 30% of fire-related deaths annually Kitchen Safety Practices  Stay in the kitchen at all times when you’re cooking Keep flammable items away from the stovetop and other hot surfaces Unplug countertop appliances when not in use Never use an over […]

Holiday Cooking Safety

The kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s where families gather to cook favorite recipes, share warm meals, and reconnect with each other, especially during the holidays.  Unfortunately, it’s also where two of every five reported home fires start. Take steps to protect your home and family from cooking hazards: Never leave cooking equipment […]