Fire Safety and Prevention

The Town of Plympton-Wyoming's Fire and Emergency Services keep the community informed about safety and fire prevention. Our Fire and Emergency Services provides:

2023 Fire Prevention Week

October 8th-14th

Cooking Safety Starts with YOU. Pay attention to fire prevention.

This year's fire prevention week reinforces the simple, yet critical actions people can take to reduce their risk of cooking fires and burns. Cooking remains the #1 cause of home fires and injuries, with unattended cooking the leading cause of cooking-related fire deaths. Whether cooking on a stove, in the oven, on a grill, or even with an electric cooking appliance, there are a variety of things people can do to prevent burns and fires from happening. In a modern-day world full of distractions, this year’s theme underscores some simple actions everyone can take, including:
  • Watch what you heat and set a timer to remind you that you are cooking.
  • Keep kids 3 feet (1 m) from the stove/grill/oven and anywhere hot foods/liquids are being served.
  • Turn pot handles towards the back of the stove.
  • Always keep a lid nearby; if a small fire starts, slide the lid over the pan and turn off the burner.
  • Educate yourself on electrical cooking appliance safety.

Cooking safety is extremely important to help keep you and your family safe. Contact usfor resources or more information on safe cooking.