Kids and Kitchen Safety

By AMNW Intern

Summer break is almost here, and that's when kids are most likely to cook for themselves at home. And because cooking is one of the leading causes of home fires, Family Matters On The Go wants to help kids stay safe.

We had Karen Eubanks from Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue show us how to keep cooking safe for kids.

There have been fires started because of young kids cooking. Karen let us know that some aappliances are safer than the stovetop like the microwave and toaster.

We were shown how to put out small kitchen fires and told to leave home if the fire gets bigger than the pan. Some tips on putting out small fires included using baking soda, a fire extinguisher, or a pan lid.

For more information on preventing and extinguishing cooking fires, and how to use a fire extinguisher, click here!


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