We have been using a small trailer suitably lined and outfitted to demonstrate the hazards of, and correct response to kitchen fires.
The trailer can be towed behind a light truck and has side opening doors with fold down steps to reveal a kitchen bench with a stove in the centre with a gas burner ring mounted on it powered from a BBQ cylinder mounted on the trailer drawbar.
A large saucepan is placed on the gas ring with about half a pint of cooking oil in it and allowed to overheat to the point of ignition. A firefighter then demonstrates extinguishing the flames alternatly with a wet Tea towel, an oven tray and a chopping board also demonstrating how with no cooling effect the fire can easily reignite if the smothering device is removed too quickly. For a finale a long pole is used to tip a small amount of water into the pot to show the disasterous effect of the boilover that can result.
It makes a great display for any public gathering and works well as a drawcard for other fire safety handouts. Anyone wanting more information could e mail me. firstname.lastname@example.org m
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Thread: Kitchen Fire demonstrator
09-05-2002, 06:29 AM #1
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Kitchen Fire demonstrator
09-25-2002, 07:35 PM #2
This is an excellent idea...I was try to think of a way to teach kitchen safety tips to high school students in Home Economics classes. This idea fits the bill.
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Firedog1 AKA Chris Carpenter
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08-18-2005, 12:27 AM #3
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It would be cool to make a bunch of burn props and burn boxes to have public service announcements on tv to show what can happen when you dont practice safety.FF I
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08-18-2005, 08:37 AM #4
We have had what we call the "chip pan unit" for many years, its a great tool for demonstrating what will happen if you allow oil filled pans to overheat. I may have some photos somewhere if anyone would like them.United Kingdom branch, IACOJ.
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