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Practice fire prevention tips
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This year Fire Prevention Week is recognized Oct. 6-12. Firefighters across the United States always strive to prevent and reduce injuries and deaths related to fires. This week is dedicated to the public awareness involving fire safety.United States Fire Administration statistics show the leading cause of residential building fires and fire injuries are from cooking.McMinnville Firefighters Association would like to share some safety tips recommended by the U.S. Fire Administration.• Always use cooking equipment tested and approved by a recognized testing facility.• Follow manufacturers' instructions and code requirements when installing and operating cooking equipment.• Plug microwave ovens and other cooking appliances directly into a wall outlet.