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Summertime  (Level: 108.9 - Posts: 1122)
Thu, 18th Sep '08 8:47 PM


Found this surfing today....hope you find it of interest.
How to handle a kitchen grease fire:
Just good to know. Watch the video; we are never too old to learn something or to be reminded of how to handle a situation.

At Charleston Navy base at the Fire Fighting Training school an instructor would demonstrate this with a deep fat fryer set on the fire field. The 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. What happens is the water being heavier than the oil sinks to the bottom where it instantly becomes superheated. 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 fireball hits the ceiling and fills the entire room. Also, do not throw sugar or flour on a grease fire. One cup creates the explosive force of two sticks of dynamite.


Fudypatootie  (Level: 194.4 - Posts: 1302)
Thu, 18th Sep '08 11:55 PM

Wow! Thanks for the eye-opening reminder.

Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2403)
Fri, 19th Sep '08 7:06 PM

Make sure you have a fire blanket in the kitchen for such unwanted events. But make sure it is NOT situated near the stove! Read and memorize the instructions when you get it, and review often.

Yup, NEVER throw water on a fat/oil fire!

Fire blankets, smoke alarms, extinguishers and first-aid kits make ideal gifts for newlyweds and as Christmas gifts for folks when you don't know WHAT to give.

Cheers, Bev


Gypsylady  (Level: 140.9 - Posts: 6036)
Wed, 24th Sep '08 9:01 AM

Found this video link of how to put out a grease fire! You may also cover it with a lid after turning off the heat or burner.


Taco24  (Level: 129.2 - Posts: 589)
Wed, 24th Sep '08 7:25 PM

This is the first place I have heard of fire blankets. Oops, I need to do some checking....

Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2403)
Thu, 25th Sep '08 4:26 AM

Taco, have a look in a hardware store......Home Depot kinda place. They should have 'em?

Cheers, Bev

Taco24  (Level: 129.2 - Posts: 589)
Thu, 25th Sep '08 6:01 PM

Researched online
The prices vary incredibly. Wow!
The range is from around 17.00 to around 86.00

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