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Social media toolkit Cooking fire safety

How to use this toolkit

The toolkit contains content that you can share on Twitter, Facebook and other social media channels to increase awareness about cooking fire safety. You can copy this content or customize it to reach your audience.

Messages to share

Include these key messages about cooking fire safety when creating content for social media posts.

Cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries.
  • Keep an eye on what you fry. Most cooking fires start when someone is frying food.
  • Watch what you are cooking. Fires start when the heat is too high. If you see any smoke or the grease starts to boil, turn the burner off.
  • Make sure you are awake and alert. Alcohol and some drugs can make you sleepy.
  • Wear short sleeves or roll them up so they don’t catch on fire.
  • Make sure children and pets stay at least 3 feet away from a hot stove.
  • Turn pot handles toward the back of the stove so no one can bump them or pull them over.
  • Move things that can burn away from the stove. This includes dishtowels, bags, boxes, paper and curtains.


360-Degree Kitchen Fire-Safety

This immersive 360-degree kitchen fire-safety video lets you choose where to look instead of just sitting back and watching. Look around our kitchen to find the fire hazards. Once you've found them, pan around to see how you can easily fix them and make your kitchen fire safe. (This video works with virtual reality (VR) headsets.)

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Facebook and Twitter content

Use the cards below by themselves or include supporting content with them to reinforce the messages.


360-Degree Kitchen Fire-Safety

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Cooking Fire Safety

Cooking Fire Safety (Spanish)

Stay in the Kitchen

Keep Things Away from Heat

Grilling Fire Safety

Keep Kids Away

Prevent Scalds and Burns

Watch What You Heat

Know What to Do

Public domain images

Images can visually reinforce the messages you want to reach your audience with in your social media posts. Use our public domain images to help increase awareness about cooking fire safety.

a man cooking
mom and child in the kitchen
older adult cooking

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More outreach materials

Visit our cooking page for links to customizable handouts that you can recommend to community organizations that want to promote fire safety.