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There are many ways to help protect your family from kitchen fires. NFPA offers these safety tip sheets. 

Cooking (PDF, 171 KB)
Cooking fires are the #1 cause of home fires and home fire injuries


Microwave oven safety (PDF, 960 KB)
By following a few simple safety tips, you can prevent painful burns and possible fires.


Scald prevention (PDF, 569 KB)
A scald injury can happen at any age. Hot liquids from bath water, hot coffee and even microwaved soup can cause devastating injuries.

Escape planning (PDF, 444 KB)
Fire can spread rapidly through your home, leaving you as little as two minutes to escape safely once the alarm sounds.
      Smoke alarms (PDF, 219 KB)
Smoke alarms that are properly installed and maintained play a vital role in reducing fire deaths and injuries.


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