New: Your feedback can help make our next website better!

City of Bloomington Fire Department Reminds Residents About 2014 Holiday Cooking Safety

Turkey time


Nov. 25, 2014

For more information, please contact:

Scott Smith, Fire Prevention Officer, City of Bloomington Fire Department, 349.3888

City of Bloomington Fire Department Reminds Residents About Holiday Cooking Safety

Bloomington, Ind. - The City of Bloomington Fire Department would like to remind residents of safety tips to keep in mind while cooking this holiday season. There is an increased incidence of cooking fires on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, stressing the importance of cooking safety during this time.

Cooking fires continue to be the most common type of fires in U.S. households. One in eight households experiences some type of cooking incident each year, resulting in about 1000 residential fires being reported each day in the U.S. Cooking fires are also the leading cause of fire injuries at home. These fires are preventable by being more attentive to the use of cooking materials and equipment.

Safe Cooking Tips

The kitchen can be one of the most hazardous rooms in the home if safe cooking behaviors are not practiced. Here are some safety tips to help:

In the Case of a Cooking Fire

Turkey Fryer Safety Tips

For more information, contact the Bloomington Fire Department at 349.3888.