Cooking has long been the number-one cause of home fires and home fire injuries in the U.S. It’s also one of the nation’s leading causes of home fire deaths. The range is the equipment most often involved in cooking fires.
Efforts among NFPA’s Public Education Division, the Fire Protection Research Foundation, and other groups to reduce these losses will be addressed during “What’s Cooking with Range-Top Fire Safety” on Monday, June 22. It’s an interdisciplinary presentation that will review statistical information about the range fire problem; the progress to date in developing proposed standard tests of cooking oil ignition resistance; and ranges designed to resist ignition (which still need clearly defined tests of success).
Outreach tools to help consumers protect themselves from cooking fires today will be provided, along with a breadth of educational materials developed by NFPA’s Public Education Division.
The session will be hosted by Marty Ahrens, senior manager of Fire Analysis, NFPA; Judy Comoletti, division manager of Public Education, NFPA; and Joshua Dinaburg, Jensen Hughes.