Fire Prevention Week, October 4-10, is officially here! This year’s theme, “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen” is important on multiple fronts: Cooking is the leading cause of home fires and fire injuries, and the second-leading cause of fire fatalities. Plus, as people cook more while they continue to stay at home during the pandemic, the likelihood of cooking fires increases. All this makes this year's campaign messages more relevant and timely than ever.
We know fire departments across North America have been working diligently to prepare for Fire Prevention Week despite this year’s unique challenges. NFPA is here to help further your efforts. We’ve created a series of online quizzes and other resources that we’ll be posting on social media all week long. We encourage you to share them on your social platforms so that, together, we can reach as many people as possible with basic but critical cooking safety messages.
To start things off, check out “Are You Serving Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen?” It’s a five-question quiz that you can share with your community. It’s a fun, easy and informative way to highlight the places people make common mistakes in the kitchen, along with tips to prevent them. Then make sure to keep checking our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages for daily postings and updates.
And of course, our Fire Prevention Week website continues offers a range of resources you can use to better educate people of all ages about staying safe in the kitchen.
Best of luck with your Fire Prevention Week efforts and remember to “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!” with as many people as possible!