How to put out a grease fire

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Above is a demonstration of how a fiberglass fireblanket can quickly
extinguish a flame. It's also possible to put out a flame with wool blanket.

How to Extinguish a Grease Fire:

Step one: turn off the burner.
First turn off the stove and as you do this call everyone to get out
of the house to get out of harm's way. If you're unable to put out
the grease fire, call 911 as soon as you're able.

Step two: Contain the flames with a metal lid.

  • Cover the fire with a metal pan lid (do NOT use glass)!
    Glass will shatter with heat. Use a cookie sheet or the
    largest lid you have in your kitchen. The idea is to remove
    the oxygen.

  • Never use water to extinguish a grease fire. It's also a
    bad idea to swat with a wet towel ~ again this will only
    cause to spread the fire.

  • Never try to carry the fire outside. You'll injure yourself
    and potentially spread the fire.

Step three: Smother the fire with baking soda.

  • Use baking soda! Baking soda is great to have around the
    house and you can smother the flames with baking soda, not
    water. Be sure to use only baking soda.

  • Do NOT use flour! Flour can explode and make the fire
    worse.

Step four: Stop, drop and roll.
If your clothing catches the flame be prepared to stop, drop and
roll to extinguish the flames.

Step five: use a class B fire extinguisher.
Have a fire extinguisher in easy reach in your kitchen, not buried
behind other storage items.

Before you buy a fire extinguisher, know that there are several
kinds. The best fire extinguisher for putting out a grease fire is a
Class B fire extinguisher. It's best to have an ABC fire
extinguisher handy, so you don't even need to think about it.

What are the best fire extinguishers for preppers to own?
The best fire extinguishers are multipurpose ABC:
  • Class A is for ordinary paper, fabric plastic, rubber and wood
  • Class B is for liquids -  gasoline, grease, oil, paints and
    cleaning solvents (petroleum based products)
  • Class C is for electrical equipment.

Remember, a chemical fire extinguisher will work, but it will also
contaminate your kitchen. Toss out all the food.

Happy endings...
Most grease fires happen around the holidays of Christmas and
Thanksgiving. If a grease fire erupts in your kitchen, you'll now
have the wherewithal to extinguish it safely.

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Grease fires ~ how to extinguish them safely!
Kitchen fires happen and most often from grease. When a grease
fire erupts in your kitchen have the wherewithal to know what to
do to extinguish the flames. For example, covering the fire with
the pot lid is great ~ unless it's a glass lid! Also, have some
baking soda handy and a wool blanket in addition to an ABC fire
extinguisher. Below are the practical ideas on how to put out a
great fire...

How to Put Out a Grease Fire ~ safely!
Learn to put out a grease fire calmly and without injury!
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Above, Howcast provides an overview of how to put out a grease fire.

Putting out a grease fire requires a little knowledge. The main
thing to remember is do NOT use water!

Things to have on hand in the kitchen:
Having a fire extinguisher on hand and knowing how to use it is a
good start, but there are other things you can have in your home
to help put out a grease fire. Obviously: a large metal lid or a
large cookie sheet is essential, but there's more useful things you
can have around the kitchen

#1: Bulk baking soda.
Baking soda is a prepper's friend as it is a multi-use survival item.
You can extinguish a grease fire very easily with baking soda to
douse the flames safely, but you'll need lots of it and you'll need
to be able to access it quickly. If you have a bucket of baking
soda, be sure to order a
gamma seal lid so you can open it easily.

One messy, yet practical idea, is to have a wine bottle filled iwth
baking soda on your countertop. In the event of a fire, you can
throw the wine bottle directly on the flames to help extinguish it.
Pictured right is a vintage cigarette card illustrating with this
method. Throwing baking soda directly on flames, you'll produce
carbon dioxide and this starves the fire of oxygen. Baking soda
decomposes to soda ash, water and carbon dioxide.

#2: Burn kit.
It's good to have a burn kit handy in the kitchen as well.
Components of a burn station could include:
  • Antimicrobial gel
  • Aspirin as an analgesic (pain reliever).
  • Aloe vera plant (aloe vera gels, may include other
    substances)
  • Bentonite Clay
  • Cold packs
  • Cling film (Saran wrap) or freezer bags
  • Disposable gloves
  • Hydrocortisone cream
  • Ibuprofen (Advil, Exedrin, Motrin), as an analgesic alternative
    to aspirin
  • MediHoney
  • Sterile gauze
  • Trauma shears
  • WaterJel external analgesic containing 2% lidocaine*

#3: Fire blanket:
A fire blanket can help you extinguish various fires by suffocating
it, including liquid and grease fire. Having an emergency survival
fire blanket handy in the kitchen is ideal. A fire blanket unlike a
fire extinguisher, it doesn't create a mess after extinguish a fire.
Also, it is easier to use, just need to use the blanket to cover the
fire. It is a necessary equipment in a house!
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