Stay fire safe this Ramadan

With the Holy month of Ramadan beginning on Wednesday 14th April 2021 and lasting for thirty days, Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service would like to remind people of the importance of staying fire safe during this period.

Observing Ramadan is regarded as one of the five pillars of Islam. During Ramadan Muslims fast during daylight hours and only eat and drink from dusk until dawn. This means that cooking and meal preparation takes place before sunrise and after sunset.

Kitchen safety advice for the Muslim community:

To avoid a fire, please follow these safety tips:

  • Take extra care when cooking with oil, as it easily sets alight. 
  • If deep fat frying, only one third of a pan is filled with oil prior to frying food 
  • If a pan or wok is smoking excessively, turn off the heat 
  • Never throw water on a burning pan, cover with a damp tea-towel and turn off the heat 
  • Be very careful with clothing, for example make sure head scarves or other loose clothing do not come into contact with a naked light 
  • Do not leave cooking unattended

Fire Safety advice (English)

Fire safety advice (Urdu)

For any advice about Ramadhan and Home Fire Safety, please contact Muhammad Younis from our prevention team at 01743260200 or visit our website

13th April, 2021