NFPA has announced “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen” as the theme for Fire Prevention Week, October 4-10, 2020. NFPA’s focus on cooking fire safety comes in response to home cooking fires representing the leading cause of U.S. home fires, with nearly half (49 percent) of all home fires involving cooking equipment; unattended cooking is the leading cause of these fires.
While cooking continues to be a major contributor to the home fire problem, the vast majority of these fires are highly preventable. This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign works to better educate the public about where potential cooking hazards exist and basic but critical ways to prevent them.
This year’s focus on cooking safety is particularly timely, as the public may continue to avoid restaurants for some time and opt instead to do more cooking and entertaining at home, the potential for home cooking fires will likely increase as well.
Key messages around this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen” will include the following:
For more information about Fire Prevention Week and this year’s theme, “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen,” along with a wealth of resources to help promote the campaign locally, visit fpw.org.
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The Connecticut Fire Marshals Association unites for the mutual benefit and professionalism of all certified Fire Marshals, their Deputies and Inspectors of the State of Connecticut and all other persons engaged in the prevention of fire and protection of life and property. The Association acts as a central resource for exchange of professional knowledge among its members for the purpose of assisting one another in the performance of their duties, in the conduct of their professional activities and to correlate these activities in their efforts to reduce fire loss while promoting education and training, research, legislation and regulations for improving fire safety and prevention.