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October is National Fire Safety Month, and the New Rochelle Fire Department is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®) — the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years —to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!” The campaign works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe.
According to NFPA, cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries in the United States. Almost half (44%) of reported home fires started in the kitchen. Two-thirds (66%) of home cooking fires start with the ignition of food or other cooking materials.
The New Rochelle Fire Department encourages all residents to embrace the 2020 Fire Prevention Week theme. “The most important step you should take before making a meal is to “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!” said New Rochelle Fire Chief Andy Sandor. “A cooking fire can grow quickly. Sadly, many homes- and lives- have been damaged by fires that could have been prevented. Following these practical tips can make a world of difference.”
NRFD is sharing these safety tips to keep you from having a cooking fire:
For more general information about Fire Prevention Week and cooking fire prevention, visit www.fpw.org.