Don't let Pancake Day fall flat

Don't let Pancake Day fall flat

Don't let Pancake Day fall flat

First published in News

PEOPLE are being urged to take care while having a flippin’ good time this Pancake Day.

Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) is urging cooks to ensure they never leave frying pans unattended and that children are kept a safe distance away from the stove on Shrove Tuesday next week.

Between April 1, 2011, and March 31, 2012, the service was called to 399 accidental house and flat fires, with 233 of these or 58 per cent having started in the kitchen.

Station commander Alan Haley from the community safety department at HWFRS, said: “Making pancakes can be lots of fun for the whole family but a high proportion of accidental fires in the home start in the kitchen, and so it’s essential to take care, especially when cooking with hot oil.”

He also urged people to test their smoke alarms to ensure they are working as part of Test it Tuesday - a national initiative aimed at encouraging people to check their smoke alarms on a weekly basis.

More kitchen safety advice can be found at hwfire.org.uk.

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10:27pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Guy66 says...

Get down to M&S and buy their packaged pancakes - lovely. No rick of fire, no risk of failure - just wholesome goodness. ;)
Get down to M&S and buy their packaged pancakes - lovely. No rick of fire, no risk of failure - just wholesome goodness. ;) Guy66
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11:14pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Vox populi says...

And I was thinking of frying an egg for breakfast too....better be careful as we must all be morons...

Maybe we should all eat cold/raw food to reduce the risk ....

Don't get me wrong I understand why this is printed but anyone incapable of cooking a pancake should not be in a kitchen, I suggest a hospital, sheltered housing or an institution...it irks that WN thinks its readers need such advice..
And I was thinking of frying an egg for breakfast too....better be careful as we must all be morons... Maybe we should all eat cold/raw food to reduce the risk .... Don't get me wrong I understand why this is printed but anyone incapable of cooking a pancake should not be in a kitchen, I suggest a hospital, sheltered housing or an institution...it irks that WN thinks its readers need such advice.. Vox populi
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9:23am Fri 8 Feb 13

Guy66 says...

Vox populi wrote:
And I was thinking of frying an egg for breakfast too....better be careful as we must all be morons...

Maybe we should all eat cold/raw food to reduce the risk ....

Don't get me wrong I understand why this is printed but anyone incapable of cooking a pancake should not be in a kitchen, I suggest a hospital, sheltered housing or an institution...it irks that WN thinks its readers need such advice..
WN don't think it readers need the advice. As clearly stated in the article .....

Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) is urging cooks to ensure they never leave frying pans unattended

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[quote][p][bold]Vox populi[/bold] wrote: And I was thinking of frying an egg for breakfast too....better be careful as we must all be morons... Maybe we should all eat cold/raw food to reduce the risk .... Don't get me wrong I understand why this is printed but anyone incapable of cooking a pancake should not be in a kitchen, I suggest a hospital, sheltered housing or an institution...it irks that WN thinks its readers need such advice..[/p][/quote]WN don't think it readers need the advice. As clearly stated in the article ..... Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) is urging cooks to ensure they never leave frying pans unattended ......... Guy66
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12:46pm Fri 8 Feb 13

Vox populi says...

Guy66 wrote:
Vox populi wrote: And I was thinking of frying an egg for breakfast too....better be careful as we must all be morons... Maybe we should all eat cold/raw food to reduce the risk .... Don't get me wrong I understand why this is printed but anyone incapable of cooking a pancake should not be in a kitchen, I suggest a hospital, sheltered housing or an institution...it irks that WN thinks its readers need such advice..
WN don't think it readers need the advice. As clearly stated in the article ..... Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) is urging cooks to ensure they never leave frying pans unattended .........
Erm...........so why print it then...
[quote][p][bold]Guy66[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Vox populi[/bold] wrote: And I was thinking of frying an egg for breakfast too....better be careful as we must all be morons... Maybe we should all eat cold/raw food to reduce the risk .... Don't get me wrong I understand why this is printed but anyone incapable of cooking a pancake should not be in a kitchen, I suggest a hospital, sheltered housing or an institution...it irks that WN thinks its readers need such advice..[/p][/quote]WN don't think it readers need the advice. As clearly stated in the article ..... Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) is urging cooks to ensure they never leave frying pans unattended .........[/p][/quote]Erm...........so why print it then... Vox populi
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