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Kitchen Fires

Did you know that many house fires begin in the kitchen? One of the more common causes of house fires is UNATTENDED COOKING.

If you are cooking, baking, grilling or doing any other type of food preparation that involves your stove, oven, microwave, bbq grill, or toaster oven, NEVER leave an appliance unattended while cooking!

Safety Tips

  • Kids – Never play with matches or lighters!
  • Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area, and on every level of your home, including the basement.
  • Test smoke alarms every month!
  • If your smoke alarm sounds, GET OUTSIDE and STAY OUTSIDE. Never go back into a burning building for any reason.
  • Practice a fire drill with the whole family. Every family should practice their escape route twice a year by pretending there is a fire in their home. And everyone should have 2 ways out, not just one. Keep in mind you might have to crawl to avoid heavy smoke too!
  • Have a meeting place outside. Decide on a meeting place a safe distance from the house if there is a real emergency or fire in your home. Perhaps the end of your driveway, or a neighbor's porch.
  • At your meeting place, take a head count to make sure everyone is there.

Children learn fire safety

The Youngsville Fire Department not only puts out fires, but we strive to educate our community about how to prevent fires and stay safe! The Youngsville Fire Department works hard all year long by presenting programs about fire prevention and safety. Each year our firefighters visit local schools. Through demonstrations and hands-on exercises, they educate the children about fire safety. Our programs help them learn how to handle emergencies and keep their families safe. According to the Home Safety Council’s "State of Home Safety in America™ Report," fires and burns are the third leading cause of unintentional home injury and related deaths. Fire safety and survival begins with everyone in your household being prepared.

Propane/Gas Grill Safety

Watch this first-hand account about what can go wrong when using a propane/gas grill:

If your gas grill flame goes out for any reason, turn off the grill and WAIT at least 5 minutes! This will allow the gas to dissipate before you attempt to reignite the grill. Very important!

Read: Grilling Safety Tips

Helpful Brochures from the NFPA

Read or print these helpful brochures on fire safety from the National Fire Protection Association:

Causes of Fire


Escape planning

Escape planning

Fire and safety equipment

Smoke alarms
Smoke alarms for people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing
Home fire sprinklers
Carbon monoxide alarms

Household Equipment Safety

9-volt battery safety
Lithium battery safety
CFL light bulbs
Clothes dryers
Gel fuel safety
Medical oxygen
Microwave ovens
Portable fireplaces
Portable generators
Wood & Pellet Stoves
Window Security Bar Safety


Get Ahead of the Winter Freeze
Winter holidays
Christmas trees Winter Storms


Fire Safety in Apartment Buildings
Safety in Public Places
College Dorm & Campus Safety
Hotel & Motel Safety
High-Rise Apartment/Condo Safety
Manufactured Homes


Campfire Safety
Pool & Hot Tub Electrical Safety
Fireworks Safety
Lightning Safety
Grilling Safety
Wildfire Safety
Outdoor Electrical Safety


People with Disabilities
Babysitting Safety
Children and Fire
Hoarding & Fire Safety
Pets & Fire Safety

Unintentional injuries

Scald Prevention


Car Fire Safety
Motorhomes, Campers & Recreational Vehicle Safety
Hover Board Safety