Cooking Safety in Your Apartment or Townhome

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Cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and home injuries – follow the below safety tips to help prevent these fires!

Cook With Caution

  • Always stay in the kitchen while you are frying, boiling, grilling or broiling food. If you do leave the kitchen even for a short period of time, be sure to turn the stove off.
  • If you are simmering, baking or roasting food, check it regularly and remain in the home while food is cooking. Using a timer is a great reminder that you are cooking!
  • Be on alert – avoid using the stovetop if you are sleepy or have consumed alcohol.
  • Keep anything that can catch fire away from the stovetop – oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels, curtains, etc.

If there is a small cooking fire and you decide to try and put it out…

  • Smother the flames by sliding a lid over the pan and turning off the burner. Leave the pan covered until it is completely cooled off.
  • For an oven fire, turn off the heat and keep the door closed.

If you have any uncertainty about fighting a small fire…

  • Immediately call 911 and get out, closing the door behind you to help contain the fire. 

Information provided by the National Fire Protection Association

Anna Page

Anna Page

Anna is in charge of Marketing & Tenant Relations at Rockwood Living. For the past 5 years, she has worked in both residential and commercial real estate and property management here in Avon Lake, OH as well as in Nashville, TN. Aside from organizing tenant appreciation events and fundraisers for local charities, Anna’s favorite part of working at Rockwood Living is interacting with and creating relationships with the tenants. She enjoys working with and supporting local businesses and exploring all that Avon Lake and northeast Ohio has to offer.