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Fire Prevention Week(2)

This Fire Prevention Week (October 6th - 12th), the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services is joining forces with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to remind everyone of the dangers of kitchen fires. During this year's fire safety campaign, firefighters and paramedics will be spreading the word about the dangers of kitchen fires by canvassing mobile home neighborhoods and ensuring that residents have a working smoke alarm. The Department will also be offering a kitchen fire safety "tip of the day" on our Facebook page - www.Facebook.com/HCDFRS. 

Throughout the week, we'll be sharing a new video safety tip via Facebook which includes some of the following reminders:  

  • Stay in the kitchen when you are frying, grilling, broiling, or boiling food. 
  • When you are simmering, baking, or roasting food, check it regularly, stay in the home, and use a timer to remind you. 
  • If you have young children, use the stove’s back burners whenever possible. Keep children and pets at least three feet away from the stove. 
  • When you cook, wear clothing with tight-fitting sleeves. 
  • Keep potholders, oven mitts, wooden utensils, paper and plastic bags, towels, and anything else that can burn, away from your stovetop. 
  • Clean up food and grease from burners and stovetops. 

Be sure to spread the word and share our video safety tips with family and friends.  

To view the Fire Prevention Week press release and for a list of our community open houses, visit our website www.hcdfrs.org. 

Don't forget that you can also follow us on Twitter - www.Twitter.com/HCDFRS and YouTube www.youtube.com/user/HCDFRStv