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Be a safe cook!

More fires start in the kitchen than in any other room in the home - last year, our firefighters attended 198 cooking related fires. For this reason, I'm appealing to all residents to keep an eye on your cooking and avoid drunken disasters at
the stove.

The six nations rugby tournament kicks off this month, and with many fans enjoying the game over a few pints in the pub or a couple of cans in the comfort of their armchair, I feel it's timely for me to issue an important reminder about
the dangers of cooking after drinking.

Time and time again our firefighters are called to house fires in the region which
have started after residents have become distracted in the kitchen or lose concentration after a drink, with serious and sometimes tragic consequences.

So remember, cooking and drinking simply don't mix - avoid a recipe for disaster
by making yourself a sandwich before enjoying a drink or simply getting a take
away instead. This really could save your life.

Also, with important dates like Valentines Day, National Chip Week and Shrove Tuesday this month, I know that many of you will be hoping to create a stir in the kitchen.

One important mantra to repeat when cooking is 'Stand by your pan!' - if you leave the room, remove the pan from the heat. Within minutes a fire can start and spread from a small blaze to a life threatening one. When you have finished cooking, make sure that all the appliances are turned off and the cooking area is clear.

Old style chip pans are extremely dangerous - leaving a chip pan unattended for any length of time can have disastrous results as the oil can easily overheat and ignite. A simple switch from the pan to the oven or a temperature controlled deep-fat fryer means that you can continue to savour the taste while staying safe.

Making pancakes can be lots of fun for the whole family however when frying or cooking with hot oil it is vitally important not to leave the pan unattended when the heat is switched on. If the worst happens and the pan catches fire, do not attempt to move it.

Don't take any risks - just turn off the heat if it is safe to do so and get out, stay out and call 999.  As with all fire situations, our advice is to never try to tackle it yourself.

A working smoke alarm will greatly increase your chances of escaping unharmed from a fire in your home.  Have a plan and follow it - know exactly which way you will leave the house, and know where you will go. Test your smoke alarms every week, change the battery every year (unless it's a 10 year alarm) and clean it out properly at least twice every year, by vacuuming the inside.

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service also offers free home safety checks, where we will visit your home, provide fire safety hints and tips, help you to formulate a fire escape plan and fit new alarms - all free of charge. This service is available to all residents in North Wales.

To register for a free home safety check, please click here or  call the 24 hour free hotline on 0800 169 1234.





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