Brockville Fire Department

360 Laurier Blvd.
Brockville ON K6V 7J6

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Phone: 613-498-1261

Call: 9-1-1

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Cooking Fire Safety

Cooking is the number one cause of residential fires and the second leading cause of fatal home fires in Ontario. Unattended cooking accounts for the majority of kitchen fires. 

Follow these simple steps to help keep you safe in the kitchen. 

  • Always stay in the kitchen when cooking and turn the stove completely off if you must leave.
  • Cook when you are alert. You are not alert if you have consumed alcohol or drugs.
  • Keep anything that can burn a safe distance from the stove.
  • Wear short, close-fitting, or tightly rolled sleeves when cooking.
  • Keep kids and pets away from the cooking area. 
  • Turn pot handles away from the stove’s outer edge.
  • Keep a proper fitting lid near the stove. If a pot of oil catches fire, slide the lid over the pot and turn the stove off. Do not remove the pot until it’s cool. Never put water on a burning pot.