‘Be careful in the kitchen!’ says our Fire Safety team


Did you know, almost half of all accidental house fires that Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) attended in the last year were cooking related?  The total figure was a whopping 752!

It’s a startling statistic and why we're supporting GMFRS's Cook Safe campaign, which urges people to be aware of the dangers of cooking-related fires and take action to keep themselves and their families safe and prevent fires.

Here’s some simple steps you can take to reduce your risk of fire in the kitchen:

• Never leave cooking unattended

• Don’t get distracted while cooking

• Take care when frying - hot oil or fat can easily catch fire​

• Don’t use a chip pan. Try oven alternatives or use a thermostat-controlled fryer

• Never cook if you’ve been drinking alcohol

John Ardern, Head of Property Safety at FCHO, says: "Fires in the home can have devastating effects and keeping you safe is our priority. We’re getting behind this Cook Safe campaign and working with our partners at the fire service to share advice and help reduce the number of cooking-related fires."

Look out for useful cooking and kitchen fire safety information on our channels and please like and share to help spread the word.

Read more about the Cook Safe campaign on the GMFRS website.

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