Kitchen Fires

Sat Jan 28, 2012 3:23 pm

Although this deals primarily with kitchen fires it could apply to a grease fire in the shop as well. It is really something to think about! Read the message and then view the video: I copied the text in it's entirety as it was in the e-mail I received so it sounds like it is coming from someone with no firefighting experience at all. Perhaps it is the best way to approach the subject.

READ THIS BEFORE YOU WATCH THE VIDEO!*

The Key here is to use a towel that is not dripping wet...wring it out first!!!!

This is the first time I heard of this simple fire prevention idea...It's so

simple and effective, that I'm forwarding it to all my family and friends.

Kitchen Fire - Read first then watch...

I never realized that a wet dishcloth can be a one size fits all lid to cover

a fire in a pan!

This is a dramatic video (30-second, very short) about how to deal with a

common kitchen fire....oil in a frying pan.

Read the following Introduction, then watch the show...

It's a real eye-opener!!

At the Fire Fighting Training school they would demonstrate this with a

deep fat fryer set on the fire field. An instructor would don a fire suit and

using an 8-oz. cup at the end of a 10-foot pole to toss water onto the

grease fire.


The results got the attention of the students. The water, being heavier than oil,

sinks to the bottom where it instantly becomes superheated. The explosive force

of the steam blows the burning oil up and out. On the open field, it became a

thirty-foot high fireball that resembled a nuclear blast.


Inside the confines of a kitchen, the fire ball hits the ceiling and fills the entire

room. Also, do not throw sugar or flour on a grease fire. One-cup of either

creates the explosive force of two sticks of dynamite. This is a powerful message...

watch the video and don't forget what you see.


Tell your whole family about this video. Or better yet, send this to them.

[youtube]READ THIS BEFORE YOU WATCH THE VIDEO!*

The Key here is to use a towel that is not dripping wet...wring it out first!!!!

This is the first time I heard of this simple fire prevention idea...It's so

simple and effective, that I'm forwarding it to all my family and friends.

Kitchen Fire - Read first then watch...

I never realized that a wet dishcloth can be a one size fits all lid to cover

a fire in a pan!

This is a dramatic video (30-second, very short) about how to deal with a

common kitchen fire....oil in a frying pan.

Read the following Introduction, then watch the show...

It's a real eye-opener!!

At the Fire Fighting Training school they would demonstrate this with a

deep fat fryer set on the fire field. An instructor would don a fire suit and

using an 8-oz. cup at the end of a 10-foot pole to toss water onto the

grease fire.


The results got the attention of the students. The water, being heavier than oil,

sinks to the bottom where it instantly becomes superheated. The explosive force

of the steam blows the burning oil up and out. On the open field, it became a

thirty-foot high fireball that resembled a nuclear blast.


Inside the confines of a kitchen, the fire ball hits the ceiling and fills the entire

room. Also, do not throw sugar or flour on a grease fire. One-cup of either

creates the explosive force of two sticks of dynamite. This is a powerful message...

watch the video and don't forget what you see.


Tell your whole family about this video. Or better yet, send this to them.