We’re teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®) — the official sponsor of Fire Prevention WeekTM (FPW)  for more than 100 years — to promote this year’s FPW campaign, “Cooking safety starts with YOU. Pay attention to fire preventionTM.” The campaign works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take when cooking to keep themselves and those around them safe. Fire Prevention Week is October 8-14, 2023.

According to NFPA, cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries in the United States. Unattended cooking is the leading cause of cooking fires and deaths.

Follow these key safety tips to help reduce the risk of a cooking fire.

  • Watch what you heat. Always keep a close eye on what you are cooking. Set a timer to remind you that you are cooking.
  • Turn pot handles toward the back of the stove. Always keep a lid nearby when cooking. If a small grease fire starts, slide the lid over the pan and turn off the burner.
  • Have a “kid- and pet-free zone” of at least 3 feet (1 meter) around the stove or grill, and anywhere else hot food or drink is prepared or carried.

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Fire Prevention Week – Video Activity!

In recognition of Fire Prevention Week, we’re partnering with our local Domino’s to spread awareness about cooking safety.

We want to see how YOU stay safe in the the kitchen!

Send us a short video showing the steps you take to stay safe while cooking. The first 25 submissions will receive a certificate for one FREE Domino’s pizza!

Submission rules:

  • Video should be less than 3 minutes in length
  • Video should be recorded horizontally (think Instagram reels or TikTok!)
  • Video must feature at least three cooking/kitchen safety best practices. Here are a few ideas:
    • Test smoke alarms to make sure they work
    • Use a timer while cooking
    • Create a kid & pet free zone around the stove
    • Turn pot handles toward the back of the stovetop
    • Make sure stovetops are clear of anything that can catch fire
    • Stay in the kitchen while cooking
  • Name your video file using the following format: Last Name_First Name_2023FPW

Submissions are due by end of day on October 20, 2023.

Click here to upload your FPW week video! Make sure to enter your full name and email address.