This afternoon, Portland Fire & Rescue's Public Information Officer, Paul Corah, was on hand at Portland Fire Station 5 (located at 1505 SW DeWitt) for a cooking safety demonstration involving live fire and fire suppression techniques. This is in response to the fact that PF&R has treated four patients for cooking-related burns in last three days.
Here are some tips from Corah on what to do if you have a cooking fire. Make sure to:
- Cover the pan and turn the stove off
- Only use baking soda or an approved extinguisher on the fire (no flour or water)
- Do not move a pan until cooled completely
- If a fire extends, or you are unable to immediately extinguish it, evacuate all occupants and call 9-1-1
Portland Fire & Rescue We Respond: Always Ready, Always There
July 23, 2010