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Cooking Safety

Cooking is only allowed in designated areas only!

To Prevent a Cooking Fire in the Kitchen:

    • Never leave cooking appliances unattended. Unattended cooking appliances is the #1 cause of cooking fires

    • Wear short or close-fitting sleeves. Loose clothing can catch fire

    • Clean cooking surfaces to prevent food and grease build-up

    • Keep curtains, towels and pot holders away from hot surfaces

    • Store solvents and flammable cleaners away from heat sources

    • Turn pan handles inward to prevent accidental spilling

To extinguish a kitchen cooking fire, follow these procedures:

    • Slide a pan lid over flames to smother a grease or oil fire, then turn off the heat source and leave the lid in place until the pan cools

    • Make sure a dry chemical fire extinguisher is located near to the cooking area. Go to the fire extinguisher page for operation (P.A.S.S. Procedures)

    • Never use water or flour on grease fires

    • If you have a fire in the oven, leave the door closed and shut off the heat to smother the fire

Article from the University of South Florida Environmental Health and Safety

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We have a Certified Technician for Child Passenger Safety at Black Jack Fire Protection. Please bring your car seats to
House #3, 5675 N. Hwy 67, for a safety check and/or installation, or call 314-741-9905 and ask for Nancy.

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TDAY COOKING FIRES
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5675 N. Highway 67 Florissant, MO 63034
House #3 Administration Building
(314) 741-9905

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