Lisa Braxton

Campaign includes kitchen fire safety for children

Blog Post created by Lisa Braxton Employee on Dec 9, 2013

 

!http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef019b01af601f970c-320wi|src=http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef019b01af601f970c-320wi|alt=Small banner|style=margin: 0px 5px 5px 0px;|title=Small banner|class=asset asset-image at-xid-6a00d8351b9f3453ef019b01af601f970c!Some of my fondest memories of the years I taught Sunday school were the times I’d bake treats for my first- and second-graders in the church kitchen. I’d make snack cakes in the shape of the cross or the letter “J” for Jesus. Sometimes, I’d bring in blueberries I had picked from a local farm and make muffins for the kids.


Safety always came first. I had an assistant instructor who watched the kids in the classroom next door while I baked.


 

NFPA and the United States Fire Administration have teamed up to promote cooking fire safety as part of the “Put a Freeze on Winter Fires” campaign.


 

NFPA provides kitchen fire safety materials with children in mind on the[ Sparky the Fire Dog website | www.sparky.org], including the “Make Your Own Kid-Free Zone” and the “Safety in the Kitchen” activity sheets. Those, along with the “[Hunt for Home Hazards | http://www.sparky.org/simpson_hunt/hazards_2.html]” and the videos “[Aunt Dottie’s Kitchen Rules | http://www.sparky.org/tv/Index.asp],” “[Keep Kids Away from Cooking Areas | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kuknDnhJHc],” and others, provide an entertaining way for children to learn about cooking safety.


  


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