The major causes of home fires include electrical appliances, candles,
matches, cooking and smoking.
A major goal of the Fire Service is to reduce the number of fires in the
The following information lists some activities that could reduce the
possibility of your home becoming a fire statistic.
Do not forget to turn off gas or electricity supply to your cooker
immediately after use.
Do not hang or store items that can catch fire such as towels, oven
gloves etc above the stove.
Do not overload electrical outlets.
Have appliances repaired if they are not working properly.
Keep electrical leads and appliance away from water.
Never fill chip pans more than one-third full of oil.
If you deep-fry food, dry it before you put it in the hot oil. If
the oil starts smoking, turn off the heat and leave the pan to cool.
If your pan catches fire;
Turn-off the heat if it is safe to do so. Do not move the pan.
Do not try to put out the fire with water.
Wet a cloth, wring it out, and use it to cover the flaming pan.
Put matches and lighters away from the reach of children.