In Colorado, Loveland Fire Rescue Authority Deputy Fire Marshal Scott Pringle does a presentation with older adults called, “The Price is Life.” This interactive presentation, which includes NFPA’s Remembering When: A Fire and Fall Prevention Program for Older Adults, has a trivia game show-style format, PowerPoint presentation, lecture, and discussion. Pringle recently began using NFPA’s 10-minute mini-lesson on cooking fires when he gives the talk.
“We discuss the fact that cooking fires are the leading cause of home fires and home injuries, as well as tips to avoid cooking fires, how to safely put out a pan fire, what to do if your clothes catch on fire, and how to treat a burn,” he said.
The 10 minute mini-lesson is a great tool that helps guide group discussions, Pringle said. “The lesson plan helped me to ensure that all of the key concepts related to cooking fires were covered, including how to prevent them, and how to deal with them if they do occur.”
You’ll find additional cooking safety information on the NFPA website.