Each year, more than 3,000 people die and over 21,000 people are injured in fires in the . This is equivalent to one fire death every three hours and a fire injury every thirty-four minutes. Although there has been some progress in preventing fires, these death and injury rates are two to three times higher than those rates found in Western Europe and Japan. The most significant tragedy about these rates is that almost all of these fires are preventable.
Fire Prevention Week Quiz:
Did you know that more fires start in the kitchen than in any other part of the home?
Take this Fire Prevention Week quiz and see how many questions you can answer correctly. Good luck!
1. The leading cause of fires in the kitchen is:
a. burnt toast.
2. If you leave the kitchen for even a short period of time while you are frying, grilling, or broiling food, you should:
a. turn the stove down low.
3. If you are simmering, baking, roasting or boiling food:
a. check it regularly, and stay in the home.
4. When young children are present:
a. use the stove's front burners so you can reach them faster.
5. Spilled food and grease from burners, stove tops and oven should be:
a. cleaned up to prevent a fire.
6. If a small grease fire starts in a pan:
a. use baking powder to put the fire out.
7. When heating food in the microwave.
a. use any container that can fit in the microwave.
8. If you have a fire in your microwave:
a. turn it off immediately and open the door.
9. Keep kids away from cooking areas by enforcing a "kid-fre zone" of:
a. 3 feet around the stove.
10. You should treat a burn with cool water for:
a. 7 to 10 minutes.
Correct answers: 1B, 2C, 3A, 4B, 5A, 6B, 7C, 8B, 9A, 10C
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