Ramadan - Fire Safety Advice
Cheshire Fire Uk
This year Ramadan will start on Thursday 18th June and will continue for 30
days until Friday 17th July.
This involves Muslims fasting in daylight hours and not eating or drinking for
potentially up to 17 or 18 hours per day.
During Ramadan it is common to have one meal just before sunrise and another
directly after sunset.
This means that cooking often takes place before and after sunrise, so kitchen
safety is really important.
By taking just a few simple precautions, you can greatly reduce the risks for
yourself and your family.
Kitchen safety advice for the Muslim community
As you prepare a substantial meal prior to sunrise, at this early hour in the
morning, it could be very easy for a fire to start. To avoid a fire, please
follow these safety tips:
• Take extra care when cooking with oil, as it easily sets alight
• If deep fat frying, only one third of a pan is filled with oil prior to
• If a pan or wok is smoking excessively, turn off the heat
• Never throw water on a burning pan, cover with a damp tea-towel and turn off
• Be very careful with clothing, i.e. make sure head scarves etc do not come
into contact with a naked light
• Do not leave cooking unattended
Ensure you have a working smoke alarm on every floor of your home - test them
weekly to make sure they work.
We realise how important Ramadan is to the Muslim community and hope this
advice will help to keep you safe during this very important occasion.