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Grease Fire Prevention

1/29/2020 (Permalink)

Are you getting ready for the big game, a birthday party, or wing night? Did you know cooking and cooking equipment that overheats, is the most common cause of household fires?

Here are a few tips to keep you safe:

  1. Stay in the kitchen whenever you cook with oil or grease
  2. Use a heavy stock pot with a lid
  3. Keep the handles of pot turned so it can’t get knocked over.
  4. Keep a fire extinguisher near by
  5. If you notice smoke while cooking, it’s too hot. Turn off, let it cool.
  6. Use a thermometer and read the temperature guidelines on the oil label.
  7. Do not keep any flammable items on or near your stove.

If a grease fire does occur and the fire is manageable, here are a few tips:

  1. Call 911
  2. Protect your hair, skin, and body
  3. Turn flame off immediately
  4. Apply a lid onto the pot
  5. Do not touch the pot
  6. Never apply water, flour, sugar, towels or aprons to put a grease fire out.
  7. Use a dry and chemical-based fire extinguisher (Class B Extinguisher)
  8. If none of the above work, GET OUT! Wait for help to arrive.
  9. Call your Insurance Company
  10. Call a professional Mitigation Company

Always remember the P.A.S.S. Technique

P - Pull the pin on the fire extinguisher.

A - Aim the fire extinguisher at the fires base

S - Squeeze the handle.

S - Sweep the nozzle from side to side while pointing toward the base of the fire.

If you have unfortunately suffered from a fire and need restoration, cleanup services, do not hesitate to contact the appropriate professionals.

Call us at 440-564-7266

Visit http://www.SERVPROgeaugacounty.com for more information on fire damage.

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