Preventing Potentially Deadly Kitchen Fires

Preventing deadly kitchen fires

Most of you are already aware of this… but take notice. Kitchen fires can be very deadly.

Did you ever realize that a wet dishcloth can be a one-size-fits-all lid to cover a fire in a pan? This is a dramatic video about how to deal with the most common kitchen fire… Oil in a frying pan.

At the Fire Fighting Training school they would demonstrate this with a deep fryer set on the fire field. An instructor would don a fire suit, and using an 8oz cup at the end of a 10 foot pole toss water onto the grease fire.

The results got the attention of the students. The water, being heavier than oil, sinks to the bottom where it instantly becomes superheated. The explosive force of the steam blows the burning oil up and out. On the open field, it became a thirty foot high fireball that resembled a nuclear blast!

Inside the confines of a kitchen, the fire ball hits the ceiling and fills the entire room. Also, do not throw sugar or flour on a grease fire. One cup of either creates the explosive force of two sticks of dynamite.

This is a powerful message. Watch the video and don’t forget what you see. Tell your whole family about this video and feel free to share it with others.

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