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Cooking Safety

Cooking is only allowed in designated areas only!

To Prevent a Cooking Fire in the Kitchen:

  • Never leave cooking appliances unattended. Unattended cooking appliances is the #1 cause of cooking fires
  • Wear short or close-fitting sleeves. Loose clothing can catch fire
  • Clean cooking surfaces to prevent food and grease build-up
  • Keep curtains, towels and pot holders away from hot surfaces.
  • Store solvents and flammable cleaners away from heat sources
  • Turn pan handles inward to prevent accidental spilling
  •  To extinguish a kitchen cooking fire, follow these procedures:
  • Slide a pan lid over flames to smother a grease or oil fire, then turn off the heat source and leave the lid in place until the pan cools
  • Make sure a dry chemical fire extinguisher is located near to the cooking area. Go to the fire extinguisher page for operation (P.A.S.S. Procedures)
  • Never use water or flour on grease fires
  • If you have a fire in the oven, leave the door closed and shut off the heat to smother the fire
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