Grease Fire Safety

Evacuate the kitchen and call 911 Only if it can be done safely, turn off the heat source (i.e. the burner) if possible Only if it can be done safely, cover the fire. Keep a pan lid handy when cooking with oil or grease and slide it over the pan to cut off the oxygen. If a pan lid isn’t available, soak a towel and ring out the excess water, placing the towel over the pan  Only if it can be done safely, once covered, slide the pan off the heat source if possible. Don’t attempt if there is a chance the pan could tip Do NOT put water on it, water will create a fire (as seen below)

Contact Us

For information, questions, recruitment    info@mfdco1.org For public outreach please contact    tmurphy@mfdco1.org    or    info@mfdco1.org Our address100 Miller RoadMahwah New Jersey 70430


The Mahwah Fire Department is completely volunteer and is accepting junior (16 years old) and probationary members. Think you would like to join us? Stop by Wednesday nights at 730   No experience necessary, all training and equipment will be provided  Email  info@mfdco1.org Address  100 Miller Road, Mahwah NJ 07430 (Franklin Turnpike and Miller Road)

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