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Infographic highlights cooking appliances and smoke alarms

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By LisaMarie Sinatra

NFPA has created a new cooking safety infographic for you to use on your website, in blogs and newsletters, and on your Facebook and Twitter platforms. The graphic speaks to an important message when it comes to cooking at home: Install smoke alarms at least 10 feet away from cooking appliances. This includes built-in microwaves, stoves and ranges.

Take a look around your kitchen? Where does your smoke alarm reside? Use our handy infographic to help guide you!

Just download the graphic and place it wherever you want to use it. And don’t forget to share it with your friends and family. More information about cooking safety can be found on NFPA’s cooking safety web pages.

For additional resources and safety tips regarding smoke alarms, visit NFPA’s Smoke Alarm Central web page where you’ll find reports, videos, tip sheets and more.

It also just so happens that this year’s Fire Prevention Week (FPW) theme is: Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month. Learn more about how smoke alarms can help keep you and your family safer from fire, including using this 10′ rule when it comes to your appliances in the kitchen. Check out our FPW web page for great resources like videos, worksheets, and artwork to promote your safety campaign.

And don’t forget to share your stories with us. We’d love to hear from you!

Source:: NFPA – Safety Information

Michael S. Williams

Michael S. Williams

Williams founded the Fire Services Training Institute in 1995 to find solutions to the challenges confronting the volunteer fire service. He has been an active member of California State Firefighters Association (CSFA) since 1994, having served on the volunteer and public relations committees, and as a southern division deputy director. He sits on several local organizations including the Santa Barbara County Fire Safe Council, the Tri-Counties Training Officers Association, Santa Barbara Chapter of CAER and is a founding member of the Santa Barbara PIO group Emergency Public Information Communicators (EPIC). He has been the author of many articles and a columnist for a local newspaper on public safety matters. He is also the co-host of Community Alert on KZSB AM-1290 in Santa Barbara. Williams has been a member of the California State Board of Fire Services since 2008. Prior to becoming involved in the volunteer fire service, Williams was a California police officer for 12 ½ years and a POST certified Field Training Officer. He is a licensed private investigator and security consultant specializing in self-insured, government and insurance defense assignments.


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