Start your holiday cooking with all areas clean and cleared of all combustibles that could ignite if placed too close to the stove area. In example:
When cooking, do not wear clothing with loose sleeves or dangling jewelry. The clothing can catch on fire and the jewelry can catch on pot handles, causing spills and burns.
Never leave cooking food unattended. If you must leave the kitchen while cooking, turn off the stove or have someone else watch what is being cooked. Unattended cooking is the #1 cause of home fires.
If a fire does occur, put a lid on it! Pan fires are best extinguished by covering the pan with a lid or a cookie sheet to smother the flames.
If this doesn't put out the fire, Get Out! Call 911! Never Go Back Inside!
Have a fire escape plan and a designated meeting place for your family.
Have a fire extinguisher available no more than 10 feet from the stove, on the exit side of the room. A 2.5-pound class ABC multi-purpose dry chemical extinguisher is recommended. Know how to use your fire extinguisher.
Keep your family and overnight guests safe with a working smoke detector on every level of the house, in every bedroom, and in the halls adjacent to the bedrooms. Test smoke detectors monthly and replace batteries at least twice a year.