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WHAT: Cooking safety demonstration
WHEN: Friday, Nov. 20, 2 p.m.
WHERE: Springfield Fire Department Station 8, 1405 S. Scenic.
The Springfield Fire Department will hold this safety demonstration to show how to properly extinguish a cooking-related fire.
People in the United States are most likely to experience a fire in their home than anywhere else. Cooking is the leading cause of home fires in Springfield, as well as nationally. Top cooking fire types in Springfield include grease fires, unattended cooking, stovetop fires without grease, improper use of cooking materials, appliance malfunction, oven and microwave fires.
Most cooking fires are preventable. Here are some tips to keep you safe in the kitchen:
If you are burned:
Burns require immediate attention. First, put the affected area in cool water for three to five minutes. Then, cover with a clean, dry cloth. If you have questions about caring for the injury, seek medical attention right away.
The Fire Department provides free smoke alarms to Springfield residents. Contact the Fire Department at 417-874-2300 or [email protected] to request one.
Media inquiries are directed to the Springfield Fire Department media line at 417-874-2301.