How to Extinguish a Cooking Fire and Protect Your Home

How to Extinguish a Cooking Fire and Protect Your Home

Cooking causes over 170,000 home fires every single year!

Along with this according to NFPA research: cooking fires in 2019 accounted for an average of “550 civilian deaths, 5,020 reported civilian fire injuries, and $1.2 billion in direct property damage per year.”

Steps to put out a Cooking Fire:

REMOVE FIRE BLANKET FROM POUCH Take a black release tab in each hand. Pull the tabs downwards and outwards.

1) REMOVE MARTCOBRA FIRE BLANKET FROM POUCH

  • Take a black release tab in each hand.
  • Pull the tabs downwards and outwards.
CAREFULLY COVER THE OPEN FLAME Drape the Fire Blanket over the flames to seal off the air.

2) CAREFULLY COVER THE OPEN FLAME

TURN OFF HEAT SOURCE Switch off the heat. Leave Fire Blanket in place until cool.

3) TURN OFF HEAT SOURCE

ADDITIONAL TIPS

  1. Do not try to extinguish the fire with water.
  2. Do not attempt to move the pot or pan outside.
  3. Use a fire extinguisher only as a last resort as they cause a ton of mess and are hard to handle.

If you are unable to extinguish the grease fire:

  1. Get you and your family out of the house. Do not try to be a hero.
  2. Close the door on your way out if possible to try to help contain the fire.
  3. Call 9-1-1 as soon as you are a safe distance away from your home fire. 
  4. Do not reenter your home unless instructed by the firefighters and follow what the firefighters tell you to do from here. 
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