What Is The #1 Cause of Home Fires?

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Kitsap County Department of Community Development and the Fire Marshal's Office joins the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) in acknowledging Fire Prevention Week (FPW). This year's fire safety theme is Serve Up Fire Safety In The Kitchen. We invite you to visit the Kitsap County Fire Marshal's Office website page and the County's Facebook page for daily fire safety tips throughout the week!


Let's Start Here

Did you know that cooking is the #1 cause of home fires and home fire injuries? Unattended cooking is the leading cause of fires in the kitchen. Read on for more NFPA good-to-know tips that will help keep you, loved ones, and your home safe.


Kitchen Safety Saves Lives 

• Cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries. Thanksgiving is the leading day for fires involving cooking equipment.


• The leading cause of fires in the kitchen is unattended cooking. Always stay in the kitchen when you are frying, boiling, grilling, or broiling food.


• If you are simmering, baking or roasting food, check it regularly, remembering to stay in the kitchen to keep an attentive eye on your cooking.


• Always keep a lid nearby when cooking. If a small grease fire starts,

slide the lid over the pan and turn off the burner. Leave the pan covered until it's cool.


• Keep anything that can catch fire away from your stovetop.


• Loose clothing can hang down onto stove burners and catch fire. Wear short, close-fitting, or tightly rolled sleeves when cooking.


• Have a "kid-free zone" of at least 3 feet (1 meter) around the stove and areas where hot food or drink is prepared or carried.


Please put these safety measures into practice and click below for more insights and tips to fire safety.


With your safety in mind,
Kitsap County Fire Marshal's Office

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Kid safe


 2020 Fire Protection Week