Flat Sparky and FEMA's Flat Stanley and Flat Stella learn about cooking safety

Blog Post created by laurenbackstrom Employee on Nov 21, 2013

Cooking is the leading cause of home fires and related injuries and Thanksgiving is the leading day of the year for home fires involving cooking equipment. With that in mind, NFPA's Flat Sparky and FEMA's Flat Stanley and Flat Stella took some time to review their cooking safety tips before the holiday next week. Take a look at their photos from the adventure:

Stay 3 feet away
Make sure children stay at least 3 feet away from the stove
Let children help to cook in the kitchen safely. The flat characters are making chocolate chip cookies!
Stay away from hot things
Stay away from things that can get hot, like this cup of tea.
Let food cool
Let food heated in the microwave cool for a few minutes before eating so you don't burn yourself!
Cool a Burn
Cool a burn in cool water for 3-5 minutes.
Stay In Kitchen
It is very important to stay in the kitchen while cooking.

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Make your own Flat Sparky and Flat Stanley/Flat Stella and take them on an adventure! Be sure to share your photos with us!