The 2020 theme for Fire Prevention week is "Serve Up Fire Safety In the Kitchen!" The 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.
According to NFPA Vice President of Outreach and Advocacy, Lorraine Carli:
cooking continues to be a major contributor to the home fire problem. The good news is that 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. 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.
Help teach your children about the importance of Fire Safety using free educational games and apps from the National Fire Protection Association and Sparky.org!
October 3rd 2020 - New Hampshire Sunday News
NH Chronicle segment by Audrey Cox and team. (Scheduled to air Monday, October 5th @ 7pm)
Check out this YouTube Playlist of educational videos from the National Fire Protection Assaciation.