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From Dr. Bob Kazebee, '66
(Bob has been a pharmacist for many years and sends us this urgent safety message)
This is a must watch……. Share it please

This is so important .. as experienced as I am, I never heard of doing the wet towel thing... but I will remember it after seeing this. Kitchen Fire Safety - Good reminder for everyone..... This is a powerful message----watch the video and don't forget what you see. Tell your whole family about this video. Or better yet, send this to them.

This is a dramatic video (30-second, very short) about how to deal with a common kitchen fire ... oil in a frying pan. Please read the following introduction and then watch the show . It's a real eye-opener !!

At the Fire Fighting Training school they would demonstrate this with a deep fat fryer set on the fire field. An instructor would don a fire suit and using an 8 oz cup at the end of a 10 foot pole toss water onto the grease fire. The results got the attention of the students. The water, being heavier tha n the oil, sinks to the bott! om where it instantly becomes superheated. The explosive force of the steam blows the burning oil up and out. On the open field, it became a thirty foot high fireball that resembled a nuclear blast. Inside the confines of a kitchen, the fire ball Hits the ceiling and fills the entire room. Also, do not throw sugar or flour on a grease fire.

One cup creates the explosive force of two sticks of dynamite. Please view this video clip by clicking on the name:

Reacting to a Kitchen Fire

-- Thank you from all of us, Bob.