Monthly Fire Safety Tip

Never Leave Cooking Unattended

Every year many house fires are caused by unsafe cooking practices and other distractions.

  • The SA Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS) strongly recommends that you equip your kitchen with a fire blanket and a fire extinguisher.
  • A Dry Chemical Powder fire extinguisher with a minimum rating of 5B(E) is recommended.
  • Locate the fire extinguisher and fire blanket near the entrance to your kitchen away from your stove.
  • Familiarise yourself with the ‘How to Use’ instructions displayed on the extinguisher and on the fire blanket so that you know what to do and how to use them when a fire breaks out.

For more detailed information on cooking and fire safety download the MFS Fact Sheet.