The RGC Fire Department & Emergency Management kicked off Fire Prevention Week with a fun-filled skit performed for Rio Grande City Grulla ISD students on Tuesday, October 10th, at the RGCGISD Auditorium.
This year, the theme for Fire Prevention Week is focusing on cooking safety, “Cooking Safety starts with YOU! Pay attention to fire prevention.”
"Students had a great time learning about safe cooking practices, reviewing stop, drop, and roll procedures, and remembering to find two safety exits in case of a fire," said RGC Fire Chief Manuel Muniz.
"We would like to thank the Rio Grande City Fire Department for taking the time to educate students in our community about the importance of fire safety," declared RGC Mayor Joel Villarreal.
Fire Prevention Week is an annual event celebrated in the United States to promote the importance of fire safety and prevention.
Here are some tips to prevent fires while cooking:
Stay in the kitchen: Never leave the kitchen while cooking. Fires can start when the heat is too high, or if you leave something on the stove for too long.
Watch what you are cooking: Keep an eye on what you are cooking. If you see any smoke or the grease starts to boil, turn the burner off.
Turn pot handles toward the back of the stove: This will prevent anyone from accidentally bumping into them and spilling hot food or liquid.
Keep a lid or baking sheet nearby: If a fire does start, use a lid or baking sheet to cover the pan. This will help smother the flames.
Clean your appliances regularly: Grease and food particles can build up on your appliances and increase the risk of a fire.
By following these tips, you can help prevent fires while cooking and keep your kitchen safe.