We want you to have a blessed Eid al-Adha. Please read these top safety tips to help you and your family stay safe during the festival.
Eid al-Adha Fire Safety
There are some elevated fire risks that we see each year during Eid al-Adha.
Cooking and eating are very important parts of the festivities, so we’ve mainly focused on kitchen safety in our advice.
Cooking fires are the biggest cause of accidental fires in the home. These risks are even higher during festivals like Eid al-Adha. Preparing meals for larger groups of people and at different times of day can increase the likelihood of a fire.
We want everyone to enjoy Eid al-Adha and that’s why we’re asking you to be extra vigilant this year.
Staying Safe while Cooking
Please follow this safety advice to help you stay safe:
- Loose fitting clothing – loose clothes such as scarves and sleeves can easily catch fire. We are urging everyone – especially women – to be safe around open flames.
- Don’t overfill pans with oil – cooking oil should only fill up to 1/3 of the pan. This is also true for korai dishes.
- If the oil starts to smoke – this means it is too hot. Turn off the heat and leave it to cool down.
- Never throw water on an oil fire – this will only make the fire worse.
- Stay safe while barbecuing – keep the barbecue away from fences, decking, and other flammable materials.
- Extinguish barbecues thoroughly – it’s best to submerge hot ashes in water for 24 hours before binning them.
- Plan an escape route – it’s vital you know how to get everyone out should a fire start.
- Smoke alarms – ensure you have working smoke alarms on each floor of your home.
- If you have a fire – get out, stay out, and call us out by dialing 999.
Following these tips will mean you can enjoy celebrating with your family and friends in safety.
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Eid Mubarak to everyone celebrating Eid al-Adha!