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Posted on: October 6, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Oct.8-14 is Fire Prevention Week: Did you know cooking fires are the #1 cause of home fire injuries?

Sparky the Fire Dog, Fire Prevention Week

White Rock Fire & Rescue wants to remind you that cooking safety starts with YOU. A cooking fire can grow quickly – use these simple but important actions when cooking to keep yourself and those around you safe.

  1. Watch what you heat. Always keep a close eye on what you are cooking. Set a timer to remind you that you are cooking.
  2. Turn pot handles toward the back of the stove. Always keep a lid nearby when cooking. If a small grease fire starts, slide the lid over the pan and turn off the burner.
  3. Have a “kid- and pet-free zone” of at least 3 feet (1 metre) around the stove or grill and anywhere else hot food or drink is prepared or carried.

Download these cooking safety tip sheets or find out more information by visiting

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