!http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef01a3fd348a7c970b-120wi|src=http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef01a3fd348a7c970b-120wi|alt=10 Minute|style=margin: 0px 5px 5px 0px;|title=10 Minute|class=asset asset-image at-xid-6a00d8351b9f3453ef01a3fd348a7c970b img-responsive!In Colorado, Loveland Fire Rescue Authority Deputy Fire Marshal Scott Pringle does a presentation with older adults called, “The Price is Life.” This interactive presentation, which includes NFPA’s Remembering When: A Fire and Fall Prevention Program for Older Adults , has a trivia game show-style format, PowerPoint presentation, lecture, and discussion. Pringle recently began using NFPA’s 10-minute mini-lesson on cooking fires when he gives the talk. !http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef01a73def9947970d-120wi|src=http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef01a73def9947970d-120wi|alt=Scott Pringle|style=margin: 0px 0px 5px 5px;|title=Scott Pringle|class=asset asset-image at-xid-6a00d8351b9f3453ef01a73def9947970d img-responsive!
“We discuss the fact that cooking fires are the leading cause of home fires and home injuries, as well as tips to avoid cooking fires, how to safely put out a pan fire, what to do if your clothes catch on fire, and how to treat a burn,” he said.
The 10 minute mini-lesson is a great tool that helps guide group discussions, Pringle said. “The lesson plan helped me to ensure that all of the key concepts related to cooking fires were covered, including how to prevent them, and how to deal with them if they do occur.”
You’ll find additional cooking safety information on the NFPA website.