RV Travel Newsletter: July 5-July 11. Issue 645 | RV Travel
Always put your safety first, save your family your animals (pets) first and foremost, all things can be replaced, not lives!!
RV Fire Safety Tip
By Chris Dougherty
Certified RV Technician and ex-fireman
RV kitchen fire safety tips from the U.S. Fire Administration
This is an expanded version of important kitchen fire safety tips we presented to you in April.
Cooking is the biggest cause of home fires and fire injuries. You can prevent cooking fires. Take these steps to keep your family safe.
• Keep an eye on what you fry! Stand by your pan and if you leave, turn the burner off.
• Watch what you are cooking! Fires start when the heat is too high. If you see any smoke or the grease starts to boil, turn the burner off.
• Be a safe cook! Make sure you are awake and alert! Alcohol and some drugs can make you sleepy.
• Wear short sleeves or roll them up so they don’t catch on fire!
• Keep your hair and clothes away from the burner!
• Clean and clear the area around the stove! Move things that can burn away from the stove, including paper towels and bags, boxes, dish rags, etc. Make sure children stay at least 3 feet away from a hot stove.
• Turn the pot handles away, toward the back of the stove, so they can’t be pulled over!
• Always keep a pan lid or baking sheet nearby. Use it to cover the pan if it catches fire. This will put the fire out.
What to do if your pan is on fire:
• Act Fast! Do NOT move the pan!
• Slide the pan lid or a baking sheet on top of the pan.
• Turn the burner off and keep the lid on the pan until it cools off.
• NEVER try to stop a grease or oil fire with water!
When in doubt, just get out!
• Get everyone outside.
• Go to your meeting place.
• Call the fire department from outside.
• NEVER go back inside a burning RV!
Know what number to call in an emergency when you are traveling, and know your location!
For more information, visit Fire is Everyone’s Fight.
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