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30 Seconds of Prevention: Know How to Prevent Kitchen Fires and Burns

Tuesday, October 29, 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 kitchen fires and burn injuries. Inspector Tony Akins of the Los Angeles County Fire Department explains:


Prevent Kitchen Burns and Fires

  • Cooking aromas entice children and pets to dangerous areas of the kitchen.
  • Enforce a child and pet free zone at least 3 feet from your stove and ovens.
  • Never serve or sample hot food directly to children from the stove top.
  • Cook on back burners whenever possible, and turn pot handles away.
  • Avoid dangling cords from cooking appliances.
  • Keep your stove top clean and flammable kitchen items away.
  • Carry and serve hot foods and liquids carefully in your home.
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 a serious burn 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 requiring 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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