We're being urged to take more care in the home in Eastbourne.
With over 50% of fires in the home caused by cooking East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to make sure they pay attention while cooking.
Modern life is full of distractions with busy family lives, television, smart phones, tablets and computers all vying for our attention. But it's vital that once you start cooking your mind doesn't wander and you stay on task. All it takes is a careless moment for a pan on the hob to turn into a life threatening fire.
Between January 2013 and December 2015 over 40 people required hospital treatment for injuries caused by fires that started in the kitchen. Keeping an eye on your cooking and making sure you have fully functioning smoke alarms fitted in your home are essential to keeping you safe when cooking.
Safe cooking tips
Try our ‘Spot the hazards’ game to see how risk aware you are in the kitchen.
If you or some you know would benefit from a home safe visit please contact 0800 177 7069 or go online.