Eid is celebrated to mark the end of Ramadan, a month of fasting, and the preparation of special celebratory meals increases the risk of cooking fires during this time. Nearly 57% of all fires in the home are caused by cooking accidents and there are 20 fat pan fires every day in the UK.
By taking just a few simple precautions you can greatly reduce the risks for yourself and your family.
Eid - fire safety tips
- Ensure you have smoke alarms on every floor of your home - test them weekly to make sure they work
- Don't leave cooking unattended and take extra care when cooking with oil, as it easily sets alight.
- We also urge people to be vigilant with loose clothing around naked flames - Stay alert while cooking and make sure scarves and sleeves from hijabs, shalwar kameez and saris are out of the way as they can easily catch fire.
- Never fill more than one third of your cooking pan with oil.
- If the oil starts to smoke, turn off the heat and leave it to cool.
- Never leave your cooking pans unattended with the heat switched on.
- If a fire does start don’t try to fight it yourself. Get out stay out, and call 999
Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service would like to send our best wishes and ‘Eid Mubarakh’ to the Muslim community across Shropshire who are celebrating Eid.
For any advice about Ramadhan, Eid and Home Fire Safety, please contact Muhammad Younis from our prevention team at 01743260200 or visit our website www.shropshirefire.gov.uk