What to Do if There Is a Cooking Fire When a fire ignites in the kitchen, our first instinct may be to pick up the flaming pot or pan and attempt to move it into the sink or outside. However, this is dangerous and can result in splashing hot oil and spreading the fire further. Should a small fire ignite, follow these safety guidelines: • Do not pour water on it. Water can cause oil to splash, which can not only hurt you but also spread the fire. • Slide a lid over the pan to smother the fire and turn off the stovetop, leaving the pan covered until it has completely cooled; alternatively, baking soda can also be used to extinguish small grease fires. • If there is an oven fire, turn off the heat and keep the oven door closed. By educating renters on indoor fire safety and providing them with the proper equipment, such as the StoveTop FireStop and working fire extinguishers, you are not only preventing damage and injury, but demonstrating how much you value your tenants. One can’t underestimate how far that goes towards having happy residents.
SHARA LIMOGES Account Manager StoveTop FireStop firstname.lastname@example.org
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