Mitigation of Cooking Fires

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Fires resulting from cooking continue to be the most common type of fire experienced in U.S. households. This is true for fires reported to fire departments and those handled by private individuals. Cooking fires are also the leading cause of home fire injuries.

The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) conducts research into the types of behaviors and sequences of events that lead to cooking fires. Through this research, we develop recommendations for behavioral mitigation strategies that will reduce such fires and their resultant injuries and fatalities.

Facts About Cooking Fires

Resources to Help Mitigate Cooking Fires

Research Reports

Educational Video Messages

Short, educational messages developed based on the research findings of this project for safe home cooking to avoid fires and other burns.

Cooking Fire Safety Presentation

The purpose of this presentation is to convince adults to cook safely by providing information about the cooking fire problem and eight steps that can be taken to prevent cooking fires. The presentation is designed for adult and senior adult audiences. In addition, it may be used for younger adults such as teenagers who have cooking responsibilities in their family.

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