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Fire Safety Tips for Your Kitchen

By: Danny Lipford

Most home fires start in the kitchen and are caused by cooking on a stove. To keep your kitchen safe, it’s important to have both smoke alarms and fire extinguishers in your home.

  • Fire Extinguisher: You never know when a fire might start, so it’s important to keep a fire extinguisher within reach in your kitchen at all times. Fire extinguishers are now available in attractive designs and designer finishes that blend in with your kitchen décor.
  • Smoke Alarms: It’s important to install smoke alarms throughout your home including bedrooms, hallways, living rooms, dens, and in stairways. The kitchen itself is not the best place for a smoke alarm, since it will often go off when cooking. Instead, locate a smoke alarm in an adjacent room to avoid nuisance alarms while still giving a quick response time. Wireless smoke alarm systems are available that all sound in unison when one is activated.

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Fire Safety Tips for Your Kitchen