Be Safe in the Kitchen
The kitchen can be the most dangerous room in the house.
- Always supervise young children in the kitchen.
- Keep sharp objects out of children's reach.
- Always turn the handles of pots and pans on the stove inward so that children can't reach them.
- Be careful not to leave cups or other containers of hot fluids where children can reach them.
Keep the temperatures of hot water below 120°F (49°C) by turning down the temperature of your hot water heater.
Red Cross Fire Safe House
Fire Safe in the Kitchen
Primary school students each got their turn in the "Fire Safety House", set up in the parking lot of their school. Once inside the two-room mobile trailer, Peoria firefighters ran through emergency scenarios such as how to avoid a kitchen stove fire. The Red Cross Central Illinois Chapter partnered with local emergency officials brought the trailer to Peoria area schools.