Tuesday, October 7, 2008

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: How to put out a kitchen oil fire.

Pay close attention to the face of the woman at the end of the video.

This is a dramatic video (30-second, very short) about how to deal with a common kitchen fire ... oil in a frying pan.

At Fire Fighting Training school they demonstrate this with a deep fat fryer set on the fire field. An instructor would don a fire suit and using an 8 oz cup at the end of a 10 foot pole toss water onto the grease fire. The results got the attention of the students.

The water, being heavier than oil, sinks to the bottomwhere it instantly becomes super heated. The explosive force of the steam blows the burning oil up and out. On the open field,it became a thirty foot high fireball that resembled a nuclear blast. Inside the confines of a kitchen, the fire ball hits the ceiling and fills the entire room.

Also, do not throw sugar or flour on a grease fire.

This is a powerful message----watch the video and don't forget what you see. Tell your whole family about this video. Or better yet, send this to them.

Video: A Kitchen Oil Fire

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