Don’t leave pans unattended. Take them off the heat if you have to leave the room. Fire starts when your attention stops. When you have finished cooking, make sure the cooker or oven is turned off.
The kitchen can be the most dangerous place in the home. Fire can cause damage not just to your property, but more seriously can put family and loved ones at risk.
Smoke alarms give you that vital early warning should a fire start.
Our message is clear. Encourage those around you to get a free home fire safety visit, or pick up the phone and call us on their behalf.
Please join Scotland’s fight against fire and request a visit by calling the SFRS freephone number 0800 0731 999 or by texting ‘check’ to 61611.
People can also fill out a form at www.firescotland.gov.uk or contact their local community fire station.