The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week on October 8-14, has announced the 2023 theme: “Cooking safety starts with YOU! Pay attention to fire prevention,” offering a few key safety tips:
NFPA reports that cooking is the leading cause of home fires, with nearly half (49 percent) of all home fires involving cooking equipment; cooking is also the leading cause of home fire injuries.
“These numbers tell us that more public awareness is needed around when and where cooking hazards exist, along with ways to prevent them,” said Lorraine Carli, vice president of outreach and advocacy at NFPA. “This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign will work to promote tips, guidelines, and recommendations that can help significantly reduce the risk of having a cooking fire.”
Access more information via NFPA’s press release.
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