A recent article in the Wirral Globe, a local newspaper in England, caught my eye last night.
According to the newspaper, a number of kitchen fires have been reported recently (more than usual for this area) and the residents of Wirral, a peninsula in North West England, are being warned about the dangers of cooking when (you) don’t take the proper precautions.
Throughout the month of August, the UK’s national, Fire Kills Campaign, sponsored by the Department for Communities and Local Government, will highlight cooking fire safety, including how to use electrical appliances appropriately in the kitchen.
The Campaign also focuses on the importance of working smoke alarms, and having an escape plan in place, in case there’s an accident in the kitchen.
Important words, and actions, to live by.
Find out what the UK is doing to help keep its citizens safer from fire; take a look at its Fire Kills Campaign website. You’ll notice the similarities in our messaging. More on the importance of smoke alarms and cooking safety here in the U.S. can be found on NFPA’s website.
It’s comforting to know that in the end, it doesn’t matter what country you live in or what dialect you speak, the universal language of fire safety is a top priority for everyone. Make sure you keep fire safety first and foremost in your mind every day, as well.