Fire Safety While Cooking 2020
Safety when cooking should always be something that is on your mind, being aware of potentially flammable objects and being knowledgeable on how to deal with them when cooking can help prevent a fire from starting. Most fires that start during the process of cooking start due to negligence, these fires spread fast and those that aren't prepared can be caught by surprise and left in serious danger.
The USFA and FEMA estimate that just over 50% of all house fires in 2016 were caused by cooking accidents, that is a lot of fires caused by something that is easily avoidable. On average there are over 400,000 house fires per year in the United States, and to have over 50% be caused by someone easily avoidable is concerning. Negligence while cooking is a serious problem that can only be dealt with by properly educating people in the ways to prevent it.
Being a complete novice or a master chef doesn't matter when it comes to cooking safely, leaving an active stove or other kitchen appliance unattended can create a fire that spirals out of control in just seconds if not caught immediately. Even if the fire is caught in time, lacking the proper education on how to quell the type of cooking fire that it is can then put you in even more danger if you attempt to put it out. If you take proper precautionary measures when cooking you will be left with a both fun and safe hobby that millions enjoy doing.