Why cooking safety matters


  • Cooking is the #1 cause of home fires and home fire injuries.

  • Unattended cooking is the leading cause of fires in the kitchen.
  • Scald burns are the second leading cause of all burn injuries. Hot liquids from coffee and even microwaved soup can cause devastating injuries.
 A mother explaining the 3-foot zone to her daughter


    

Sparky holding a tray and offering cooking tips

 


 

  

This video is intended to convey safety messages in a lighthearted, entertaining way. It is not intended for children. (Adults should play an important role in reinforcing safety messages for children.)

 

  

This interactive video is a great way for children to practice identifying items that are hot, sometimes hot, and not hot. Children younger than 5 years old are at the highest risk for burn injuries. Burn injuries in young children most frequently occur from contact burns that result from touching a hot object, such as a stove top or an iron. Young children also experience a high number of burns from hot liquids (scalds), such as hot coffee, soup, or boiling water. 


 
People in the kitchen   

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