Cooking Fires

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STAND BY YOUR PAN

Did you know that cooking is the number one cause of home fires? Many of these fires start because pots and pans are left unattended on the stove. So next time you cook, Sandy Fire Department encourages you to "STAND BY YOUR PAN." If you must leave the kitchen when you’re cooking, turn off the stove and remove the pot from the burner, especially if you are using oil or high temperature.

If a pot caught on fire in your kitchen, would you know what to do? Your fire department wants you to put a lid on cooking fires. Keep a proper fitting lid nearby and slide it over the burning pan, then turn off the burner. When you cook always wear tight fitting sleeves and never reach over a hot burner. A dangling sleeve passing over a burner can suddenly catch fire. If this happens, knowing what to do is a matter of life and death. Don't panic and run. Drop to the floor and roll over and over to smother the flames.

This message from Sandy Fire and Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council.