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Fire Prevention Month Cooking Safety Presentations


By the City of Great Bend


GREAT BEND, Kan. — Cooking was the leading cause of reported home fires and home fire injuries in 2015-2019 and the second leading cause of home fire deaths. Cooking caused 49 percent of reported home fires, 20 percent of reported home fire deaths, and 42 percent of home fire injuries. In 2019, Thanksgiving was the peak day for home cooking fires, followed by Christmas Day and Christmas Eve.

This year the theme for fire prevention is Cooking safety starts with YOU! Pay attention to fire prevention. TM

Starting the week of Oct. 9, firefighters will bring fire trucks and equipment to each kindergarten classroom and present a 30-minute special program. Each kindergarten student will receive a fire hat! The first graders will get a pop-up fire truck with safety tips and the 2nd and 3rd graders will receive activity books. We will also present our kitchen safety demonstration to all K through 6th graders. During this demonstration, we will have a teacher and a 6th grader put out a small fire with a fire extinguisher.