1What we will learn today We will learn about kitchen fire safety.Cooking is the number one cause of fires and fire related deaths and injuries in the United States. Since you are at the age where you cook more for yourself, it is important to learn about fire safety in your kitchen.
2We have already learned that: There are different types of burns and different degrees of burns
3Do you remember what the different degrees of burns are? First - causes redness of the skinSecond - cause red, blistered skinThird - worst burn and causes white or charred skinWhat are the six different types of burns?
10Which type of burns do you think would occur most often in the kitchen? ScaldContact
11Scaldburns that are caused by hot water, steam, or food or liquids from microwaves
12Contactburns that result from touching hot surfaces such as ovens, toasters, or coffee pots
13Food and liquids from microwaves can also cause scald and contact burns
14What are some of the ways you can avoid getting these kinds of burns? Stay out of the kitchen when mom or dad is cookingif you have little brothers or sisters you can watch them while mom or dad is cooking in the kitchenNever reach for anything on the stove or in the ovenyou could pull a pan full of hot liquid or food over on yourself or someone elseDon’t carry hot liquids around the kitchenyou could spill them on someone or even yourself
15What are some of the ways you can avoid getting these kinds of burns? Don’t store anything in cupboards above the stovereaching over the stove or climbing on it to reach something could cause a very serious burn injurykeep little kids from climbing up to get somethingAppliance cords should be kept rolled up and not dangling over the edge of the counterlittle kids could pull an appliance down on themselves or someone else
16What are some of the ways you can avoid getting these kinds of burns? Never store grease or oil around a stove or in the ovengrease and oil very easily catch on fire
17If you do get burned, remember to: Cool the burned area with cool water for at least 10 minutesTell an adult right awaySeek medical treatment, if necessaryNever put butter or ice on your burnthe doctor will give you something if needed
18If a fire starts in your kitchen: Warn others of the fireGet out and stay outGo to your meeting place outsideCall once you are outside from a cell phone or a neighbors house
19Remember - kitchen fires and injuries are preventable with good fire safety practices