Thursday, October 12, 2023

Only You Can Prevent Cooking Fires - Fire Safety Week in Langley City

Fire Safety Display

It is Fire Prevention Week in Langley City, and this year's focus is on cooking fires.

Cooking is a leading cause of fires in homes, and these important safety tips that can reduce the risk of fire:

  • Stay in the kitchen while frying, boiling, grilling or broiling food. If you leave the kitchen for even a short period, turn off the stove.
  • If you are simmering, baking, or roasting food, check it regularly, remain in the home while food is cooking, and use a timer to remind you that you are cooking.
  • Keep anything that can catch fire, such as oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels, or curtains away from your stovetop

If you have a cooking fire:

  • On the stovetop, smother the flames by sliding a lid over the pan and turning off the burner. Leave the pan covered until it is completely cooled.
  • For an oven fire, turn off the heat and keep the door closed.

In my kitchen, we have a small kitchen fire extinguisher near the stove.

Today and tomorrow, Langley City Firefighters will help you bag groceries while providing important fire safety tips.

The locations and times are:

Fraser Crossing Safeway at 20871 Fraser Highway
Thursday, October 12th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

No Frills at 5501 204th Street
Friday, October 13th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Save-On-Foods at 20151 Fraser Highway
Friday, October 13th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Please visit the National Fire Protection Association Fire Prevention Week website for more safety tips.

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