Kitchen Fire

Family and friends are gathered in the kitchen. Food and conversation abounds. The sounds of laughing children playing in the other room echoes the sentiment felt by all. Kickoff is only minutes away and the anticipation runs high. Will this year be THE year? Who will be the starting quarterback? How will our line stack up against the opposing team?

With all the distractions, a pan has been left unattended on the stove and suddenly bursts into flame…..what do you do?

 One of the biggest things to remember is to NOT PANIC…..REMAIN CALM.

A friend of mine recently sent this information and video to me and I thought it was worth sharing. The video is only about 30 seconds. Take the time to read the information below and then watch the video.

“Dear Friends,

I was Executive Director of the Institute for Burn Medicine for San Diego
and Imperial Counties when we lived in California. Besides raising the
money to establish a Burn Treatment Center at the University Hospital
there, I conducted extensive public education campaigns in Burn

A friend recently sent me the attached short video - and like an old
fire-horse, I heard the bell ring and am rushing to send this excellent
prevention piece to each of you. It is well worth watching! And it could
save your life.

This is very stunning - please read first and then watch the very short clip.
I never realized that a wet dishcloth can be a one size fits all lid to
cover a fire in a pan!

This is a dramatic video (30-second, very short) about how to deal with a common kitchen fire ....oil in a frying pan. Read the following

Introduction, then watch the show ...It's a real eye-opener!!

At the Fire Fighting Training school they would demonstrate this with a
deep fat fryer set on the fire field. An instructor would don a fire suit
and using an 8 oz cup at the end of a 10-foot pole to toss water onto the
grease fire. The results got the attention of the students. The water, being heavier than oil, sinks to the bottom where it instantly becomes superheated.

The explosive force of the steam blows the burning oil up and out. On the open field, it became a thirty foot high fireball that resembled a nuclear blast.

Inside the confines of a kitchen, the fire ball hits the ceiling and fills
the entire room. Also, do not throw sugar or flour on a grease fire. One
cup of either creates the explosive force of two sticks of dynamite.

This is a powerful message----watch the video and don't forget what you see.

Tell your whole family about this video. Or better yet, send this to them.”

 We can’t always prevent fire but we can take steps to reduce the damage by implementing safety tips like this. You also can ensure you have adequate insurance to repair or replace items damaged by fire by visiting with our knowledgeable agents. Call or click: 308-436-4202

Do you have any fire safety tips you would like to share?