Fire Prevention Week

Cochrane Fire Services promotes theme "cooking safety starts with you" during Fire Prevention Week 

Cochrane Fire Services in partnership with the official sponsor, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) are teaming up for Fire Prevention Week 2023. This year's campaign, "Cooking safety starts with YOU," runs from October 9-15, and provides an opportunity to educate Cochranites about essential actions for cooking safely. 

According to NFPA, cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries in the United States. Unattended cooking is the leading cause of cooking fires and deaths.

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"A cooking fire possesses the alarming ability to escalate rapidly, often resulting in extensive damage to homes and unfortunate injuries to individuals. It highlights the critical role each of us play in safeguarding our homes and the well-being of our loved ones," says Shawn Polley, Fire Chief, Town of Cochrane Fire Services. "Cooking safety begins with you. Through education, vigilance and responsible cooking practices you can prevent dangerous cooking fires.”