Happy Thanksgiving...but don't invite us unexpectedly! Thanksgiving is the leading day of the year for cooking equipment fires, with three times as many cooking fires as an average day. Here are some reminders on how to keep your family safe in the kitchen!
Cook With Caution:
• Be on alert! If you are sleepy or have consumed alcohol, don’t use the stove or stovetop.
• Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, grilling, or broiling food. If you leave the kitchen for even a short period of time, turn off the stove.
• If you are simmering, baking, roasting, or boiling food, check it regularly, remain in the home while food is cooking, and use a timer to remind you that you are cooking.
• Keep anything that can catch fire — oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels, or curtains — away from your stovetop.
If You Have a Cooking Fire:
• Just get out! When you leave, close the door behind you to help contain the fire.
• Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number after you leave.
• If you try to fight the fire, be sure others are getting out, and you have a clear way out.
• Keep a lid nearby when you’re cooking to smother small grease fires. Smother the fire by sliding the lid over the pan
and turn off the stovetop. Leave the pan covered until it is completely cooled.
• For an oven fire, turn off the heat and keep the door closed.
Our special operations team, along with Orting Valley & East Pierce Fire, got these two back to shore safely this afternoon. We train with neighboring departments often, so rescues like this happen seamlessly....
Thank you, Mr. Beck, for visiting us with your boys! Our firefighters make a difference every day; you are proof that minutes and seconds do count. #firefighterssavelives #centralpiercefire #piercecounty...
Get your running shoes ready, and join us tomorrow October 9th for the 9th Annual Run4Miles 10k, 5K, or 1k Fun Run! Tour the fire engine and meet Hansel, the arson dog! Heritage Recreation Center www.run4miles.com/...
It's Fire Safety Week. Every second counts!
-Plan 2 ways out.
-Get out STAY OUT! Never re-enter a burning building.
-Practice your plan.
-Have a meeting place.
-Call 911 from outside the building. #piercecounty #puyallup #firesafetyweek...
Update: Crews are continuing to extinguish hot spots; our Fire Marshals, along with ATF Seattle Field Division are investigating the cause. Remider: 15th Street SE is down to one lane southbound. #puyallupfire...
UPDATE: Multiple areas are smoky/smoldering and will continue for several DAYS.
Heavy machinery has allowed us to reach most of the smoldering areas enabling better access for our fire marshals and the ATF to start Investigating inside what remains of the building. The fire investigators will be on the scene for several days. Once completed, It will be turned over to the owner. #puyallupfire #centralpiercefire #puyallup...
The cold storage fire is very dynamic. At times throughout the day, you will see large amounts of smoke/flames. At this point, there are NO evacuations in place; however, that could change. Our priority is to keep our community safe; please monitor social media and reverse 911. #puyallupfire #puyallup #centralpierce #piercecounty...
The evacuation order has been lifted and is now a shelter in-place. All residents, who have been evacuated, may now return home. Go inside. Close all windows and doors. Below is the LINK to the official shelter in place guidelines by the department of health.