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Notice- Safe Cooking “Stand by Your Pan”

posted Oct 9, 2015, 10:14 AM by Tim Hendry   [ updated Oct 9, 2015, 10:15 AM ]
Notice- Safe Cooking "Stand by Your Pan"

Clearview Fire & Emergency Services is deeply concerned about kitchen fires over the Thanksgiving long weekend.
“Safer cooking needs to be practiced throughout the year to prevent stovetop injuries and fatalities,” said Fire Chief Colin Shewell. “Residents can do this by wearing tight-fitting clothing or rolled up sleeves when using the stove and staying focused on cooking.”
Provincial statistics indicate cooking fires are the leading cause of fire-related injuries in Ontario and the second leading cause of fire-related fatalities, next to smoking-related fires.
Important steps to prevent cooking fires include:
  • Stay in the kitchen while you cook, particularly if you are using oil or high temperatures.
  • Keep combustible items such as cooking utensils and paper towels, a safe distance from your stove, they can easily ignite if they are too close to a burner.
  • Keep a proper-fitting lid near the stove when cooking, if a pot catches fire, slide the lid over the pot and turn off the stove.
  • Drink responsibly and keep an eye on those who do not. Excessive alcohol use is a contributing factor in many residential fires. 
For more information, please contact:

Colin Shewell, Fire Chief
705-428-6230 ext. 403
Tim Hendry,
Oct 9, 2015, 10:14 AM