Fire Prevention Week Quiz

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Did you know that more fires start in the kitchen than in any other part of the home? That's why NFPA has chosen "Prevent Cooking Fires" as the theme for Fire Prevention Week (FPW), October 8 - 14. Take this new Fire Prevention Week Quiz and see how many questions you can answer correctly. Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The leading cause of fires in the kitchen is:

    • A.

      Burnt toast

    • B.

      Unattended cooking

    • C.

      Oven fires

    • D.

      Microwave oven fires

    Correct Answer
    B. Unattended cooking
    Explanation
    Unattended cooking is the leading cause of fires in the kitchen because when food is left cooking on the stove or in the oven without supervision, it can easily overheat and catch fire. This can happen if the person forgets about the food, leaves the kitchen, or gets distracted by something else. Without someone present to monitor the cooking process, it increases the risk of a fire starting and spreading, potentially causing significant damage to the kitchen and even endangering lives.

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  • 2. 

    If you leave the kitchen for even a short period of time while you are frying, grilling, or broiling food, you should:

    • A.

      Turn the stove down low

    • B.

      Leave the food cooking as is

    • C.

      Turn off the stove

    • D.

      Cover the food with aluminum foil

    Correct Answer
    C. Turn off the stove
    Explanation
    Leaving the kitchen while frying, grilling, or broiling food can be dangerous as it increases the risk of fire. Therefore, it is important to turn off the stove to prevent any potential accidents or hazards.

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  • 3. 

    If you are simmering, baking, roasting, or boiling food:

    • A.

      Check it regularly, and stay in the home

    • B.

      It is safe to run outside and get your mail

    • C.

      Stay in the kitchen and watch the stove

    • D.

      It is safe to leave the home for an hour

    Correct Answer
    A. Check it regularly, and stay in the home
    Explanation
    The correct answer is to check the food regularly and stay in the home. This is because when simmering, baking, roasting, or boiling food, there is a risk of fire or overcooking if left unattended. By staying in the home and checking the food regularly, one can ensure that it is cooking properly and prevent any potential accidents or damage.

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  • 4. 

    When young children are present:

    • A.

      Use the stove's front burners so you can reach them faster

    • B.

      Use the stove's back burners

    • C.

      Have children sit quietly on the floor so they can't reach the stove

    • D.

      Have children stand behind you when you are using the stove

    Correct Answer
    B. Use the stove's back burners
    Explanation
    ooh that one was tricky! You should use the stove's back burners so it's not close to the edge where children could reach it! It would be very hot if it were touched.

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  • 5. 

    Spilled food and grease from burners, stove tops and an oven should be:

    • A.

      Cleaned up to prevent fire

    • B.

      Kept to a minimum

    • C.

      Covered with paper towers to soak up the grease and food

    • D.

      Left to harden

    Correct Answer
    A. Cleaned up to prevent fire
    Explanation
    Spilled food and grease from burners, stove tops, and an oven should be cleaned up to prevent fire because these substances can easily catch fire when they come into contact with heat sources. Leaving them uncleaned can increase the risk of a fire hazard, so it is important to promptly remove any spilled food or grease to maintain a safe cooking environment.

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  • 6. 

    If a small grease fire starts in a pan:

    • A.

      Use baking powder to put the fire out

    • B.

      Smother the flames by carefully sliding the lid over the pan (Making sure you're wearing an oven mitt) and turn off the burner

    • C.

      Pour water on the fire

    • D.

      Move the pan to the sink and run water over it

    Correct Answer
    B. Smother the flames by carefully sliding the lid over the pan (Making sure you're wearing an oven mitt) and turn off the burner
    Explanation
    When a small grease fire starts in a pan, the best way to extinguish it is by smothering the flames. This can be done by carefully sliding the lid over the pan, ensuring that you are wearing an oven mitt for protection. Additionally, it is important to turn off the burner to remove the source of heat. This method helps to cut off the oxygen supply to the fire, effectively extinguishing it. Pouring water on a grease fire is not recommended as it can cause the fire to spread or create a dangerous steam explosion. Moving the pan to the sink and running water over it can also be dangerous as it may cause the fire to spread or result in hot oil splattering.

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  • 7. 

    When heating food in the microwave:

    • A.

      Use any container that can fit in the microwave

    • B.

      Cover the container with aluminum foil to prevent spills

    • C.

      Use only microwave-safe containers or dishes to heat food

    • D.

      Avoid wearing clothes with loose sleaves

    Correct Answer
    C. Use only microwave-safe containers or dishes to heat food
    Explanation
    Using only microwave-safe containers or dishes to heat food is the correct answer because using containers or dishes that are not microwave-safe can lead to potential hazards. Non-microwave-safe materials can melt, release harmful chemicals into the food, or even catch fire when exposed to the high heat generated by the microwave. Therefore, it is important to use containers or dishes specifically designed for microwave use to ensure the safety of both the food and the microwave appliance.

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  • 8. 

    If you have a fire in your microwave:

    • A.

      Turn it off immediately and open the door

    • B.

      Turn it off immediately and keep the door closed

    • C.

      Open the door and attempt to put out the fire

    • D.

      Get a lid from a pot or pan to cover the fire

    Correct Answer
    B. Turn it off immediately and keep the door closed
    Explanation
    If there is a fire in your microwave, the correct course of action is to turn it off immediately and keep the door closed. This is because keeping the door closed helps to contain the fire and prevent it from spreading. Opening the door can allow oxygen to fuel the fire and potentially cause it to spread further.

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  • 9. 

    Keep kids away from cooking areas by enforcing a "kid-free zone" of:

    • A.

      3 feet around the stove

    • B.

      1 foot around the stove

    • C.

      2 feet around the stove

    • D.

      1 foot to the right or left of the stove

    Correct Answer
    A. 3 feet around the stove
    Explanation
    To ensure the safety of children in the kitchen, it is important to enforce a "kid-free zone" around the stove. The correct answer is 3 feet around the stove. This distance provides a sufficient buffer zone to prevent accidental burns or injuries caused by hot pots, pans, or splattering oil. By keeping children at a safe distance, the risk of them coming into contact with hot surfaces or getting in the way of cooking activities is significantly reduced.

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  • 10. 

    You should treat a burn with cool water for:

    • A.

      7 to 10 minutes

    • B.

      5 to 7 minutes

    • C.

      3 to 5 minutes

    • D.

      Cool water isn't good for a burn

    Correct Answer
    C. 3 to 5 minutes
    Explanation
    It's okay if you didn't know this one. Most of us don't know the right time we should treat a burn. But now you know and that's the important thing. this question won't count to your score.

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