Teach Your Kids Fire Safety In The Kitchen This Summer
9:35am 8th August 2014
With the summer holidays leaving many children at a loose end, it's a good idea to get them involved with the cooking, as long as it's done safely.
Dorset Fire and Rescue Service have issued advice to parents and carers to make sure youngsters know about dangers in the kitchen, such as hot hobs or leaving saucepans unattended.
They're also urging people to check their kitchen smoke alarms and having a plan of action to deal with kitchen fires.
Kate Underhill, Prevention Manager for Dorset Fire and Rescue Service, warns that a lack of care while cooking is responsible for a great deal of fire call-outs across the country.
"Half of all accidental fires in the home start in the kitchen- often because of distractions like phone calls or family. So whatever happens elsewhere in the house, make sure you have one eye on the hob or oven."