Chip pan fires have the distinction of being considered the leading cause of injury from fire in Britain. Here is a short video clip demonstrating how to safely extinguish a chip pan fire.
Keep the oven hob and grill clean – a build up of fat and grease can easily catch fire.
How to put out a chip pan fire safety. Naturally firemen and rescue workers tend to emphasize how to deal with chip pan fires. When cooking with a chip pan or deep frying dry the food before you put it in oil. Put a lid on the pan.
The carbon dioxide extinguisher pushes oxygen away from the fire and replaces it. If a pan of food or chip pan catches fire do not attempt to remove from the stove it could give you terrible burns if incorrectly handled. Dry the chips before putting them in the pan.
Removal of oxygen from the area around a fire can be achieved with a carbon dioxide extinguisher or a fire blanket. Any facility working with materials like magnesium titanium sodium or uranium should have these at the ready. This kind of fire can only be safely put out by wetting a thick towel and then placing it on top of the pan.
The best thing you can do is to drop a lid or a cookie sheet over the pan and shut off the stove if you can do it without burning yourself. They give an actual demo to school. Really anything that cuts off the air supply to the burning oil.
Ring it quickly then throw the wet towel over the chip pan making sure it completely covers the circumference of the chip pan. If your pan starts to smoke its too hot. Use a thermostat-controlled deep-fat fryer which will make sure the fat doesnt get too hot.
Try to move a burning chip pan or pour water over it. Never pour water on hot fat and turn pot handles toward the centre of the stove when cooking on the stove top. I have seen a chip pan fire put out with a damp towel and even a newspaper.
Turn off the heat source and leave it for at least 20 minutes to allow the oil to cool below flash point. The advice contained in several public information films. This will prevent oxygen entering and the fire and will eventually smother out the flames NEVER.
This video was uploaded from an Android phone. Nearly 20 people are killed or injured every day in accidental fires that start in their kitchen the most common of these caused by deep fat frying. Turn off the heat if it is safe to do so but never lean over the pan to the controls switch off the supply at the meter if necessary.
NEVER throw water over it. Turn off the heat and leave it to cool. The most popular method was to place a tea towel under a cold tap wring it out and then place the damp cloth over the rim of the pan.
Dont attempt to move the pan Ive treated people for burns who have tried to run the burning pan outside to save their home. Leave it for 5 mins and do not touch. Winner of a Gold award at the International Safety Media Awardshttpwwwhantsfiregovukkeeping-safefire-safety-in-the-homefire-hazardskitchenWatch t.
DO NOT USE WATER. Chip Pan Safety Advice Chip pan fires cause one fifth of all accidental dwelling fires attended by the fire and rescue service in the UK each year. Test the temperature of the oil by putting in a small piece of bread.
You could also invest in a wet chemical extinguisher or the new ABF extinguisher both of which are designed specifically for fires in chip pans and deep fat fryers and are small enough to mount discreetly behind a cupboard door. Dont remove the lid until the pan is cold or it could reignite. Assuming you mean a chip pan on a lathe or other machine tool you need a class D fire extinguisher to put out a flammable metal fire.