With now through October 12th being Fire Prevention Week, Walker County Firefighters and the National Fire Protection Association are promoting “It’s Fire Prevention Week: Prevent Kitchen Fires!”
This year’s campaign focuses on preventing home kitchen fires – most resulting from unattended cooking – and teaching the public how to prevent kitchen fires from starting in the first place.
According to the NFPA, cooking is the leading cause of fire in the home. Two of every five home fires began in the kitchen. Cooking fires are also the leading cause of fire-related injuries. Non-fatal home cooking fires accounted for 57 percent of reported injuries where victims tried to fight the fire themselves.