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2020 Fire Prevention Week is on October 4th – October 10th

10/1/2020 (Permalink)

A cartoon dalmation wearing a fireman outfit cooking in front of a stove. HERE TO HELP PREVENT FIRES AND CLEAN AFTER THEM!

SERVPRO of Decorah wants to encourage our community to be proactive in fire safety for the protection of yourself, family, and home. As a restoration business, we understand that disasters will happen but we see firsthand on the perils, heartache, and stress a house fire truly is so speaking up on fire prevention is important to us. This year’s National Fire Protection Association theme for Fire Prevention Week is “Fire Safety in the Kitchen!” According to NFPA, “Cooking is the #1 cause of home fires and home fire injuries.” Here are just a few quick tips to prevent a fire while in the kitchen.

5 Tips to Prevent Fire While in the Kitchen.

  1. Do not leave your kitchen unattended while you are cooking even if it’s just heating up some toast.
  2. Set reminders and timers for when you are cooking. Cooking may require multitasking from prepping items, baking or cooking so set a timer to remind you if you have something in the oven or stove you need to check on.
  3. Do not leave flammable items near or on your stoves such as paper towels, pizza boxes, or kitchen towels.
  4. Have a fire extinguisher nearby.
  5. Some stove’s knobs turn on easily. Make sure you look into devices to childproof or pet-proof the gas stove. Clear Stove Knob Covers or Silicone Child Safety Knob locks are some items you can purchase for the stove.  


You should test your smoke alarm at least once a month by pushing the test button. It’s really important that your smoke alarm is working properly in order to warn your family about a possible fire. If the smoke alarm does go off while you are safely cooking, avoid taking the battery out of the smoke alarm even if your intention is to put it back in there. Forgetting to return the battery in your smoke alarm can be a costly mistake in the future. If it’s only smoke from hot oil and there is no fire, simply open your windows and doors and wave the smoke away from the alarm. Again, do not leave your kitchen unattended while cooking.

If you have any questions about Fire Cleanup or Smoke Odor Removal, Call SERVPRO of Decorah.

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