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30 Seconds of Prevention: Basic Kitchen Safety

Friday, October 25, 2013 |

The Los Angeles Fire Department and Los Angeles County Fire Department are joined by the world renowned Grossman Burn Centers in asking you to take just..

30 Seconds of Prevention

...to keep your family safe from burn injuries. LAFD Captain Jaime Moore explains:


Basic Cooking Rules and Kitchen Clean-up Prevents Fires

  • Never leave food unattended while cooking on the stove.
  • Clean all cooled stove and oven surfaces once cooking is completed.
  • Follow manufacturer instructions for stove and oven cleaning and maintenance.
If You Suffer a Burn Injury

  • Cool the burn with water. Do not apply ice, butter, ointments or home remedies.
  • Cover the burn with a clean dry cloth.
  • Contact a healthcare professional promptly. For significant burns, call 9-1-1.
With a focus on preventing kitchen fires and burn injuries, our month-long campaign addresses the leading cause of reported home fires and related injuries that require medical care. Your hometown and neighborhood firefighters and staff at the Grossman Burn Centers encourage you to learn more at:



Submitted by Brian Humphrey, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department

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