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Fire Prevention Month

October: Fire Prevention Month

In support of the theme of National Fire Prevention Week“Serving Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen", Oregon's fire and life safety agencies are encouraged to inform, educate, and motivate residents to focus on practicing safe fire behavior in the kitchen throughout the month of October.

This includes encouraging Oregon's residents to use these Cooking fire safety tips:

  • Keep an eye on what you're cooking- don't leave cooking unattended.
  • Keep your cooking areas clean and clear of combustibles (potholders, food packaging, towels, etc.) and wipe up surface spills.
  • Create a three-foot kid and pet free zone around the stove.
  • Older children should only cook with permission and under the supervision of an adult.
  • Have a lid or cookie sheet within reach while cooking (to smother flames) in case of a fire.

Safety tips for if a cooking fire does start:

  • Put a lid on it! Slide a lid over the pan (from the side) and then turn off the burner.
  • Don't move the pan until the fire is completely extinguished and cooled, and don't try to transfer the pan to the sink.

If you cannot extinguish the fire:

  • Get you and your family safely out of the house.
  • If you can, close doors as you are escaping, to help contain the fire.
  • Call 911 from a safe place (outside)
Fire Prevention Month Digital Materials Available from the OSFM:
Click on the images below to download & add to your social media pages!

  • Facebook Banners:

  • Twitter Banners:

  • Facebook/Twitter Social Media Images:

  • Instagram Social Media Images:

Fire Prevention Month Printable Materials Available from the OSFM:
Click on the images or links below to download &/or print the items!

  • Activities:
    • Fire Safety Randomizer:
      • English: YFS-randomizer-eng.jpg
      • Spanish: YFS_Randomizer_span.jpg
    • Fire Safety Fold & Fly Paper Airplane: YFS_PaperAirplane.jpg

Links to Additional Resources:


Youth Fire Safety Program
Sara Jasmin- Coordinator
3565 Trelstad Ave SE
Salem, OR 97317
Youth Hotline: 503-947-8585 

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