Eid-al-Adha Fire Safety Advice

Eid-al-Adha is the second official holiday of the year which is celebrated within Islam and starts on the evening of Saturday 9th July 2022 and ends on evening of Wednesday 13th July 2022.

Like Ramadan and Eid-al-Fitr which occur earlier in the annual calendar, people will prepare and cook special celebratory meals during Eid-al-Adha which increases the risk of cooking fires during this time. 

Nearly 57% of all fires in the home are caused by cooking accidents and there are 20 fat pan fires every day in the UK. By taking just a few simple precautions you can greatly reduce the risks for yourself and your family.

Eid - Safety tips when cooking

  • Ensure you have smoke alarms on every floor of your home - test them weekly to make sure they work

  • Don't leave cooking unattended which is the main cause of fires.

  • We also urge those who are cooking to be careful that their clothing is kept well away from naked flames. Take extra care when wearing scarves and sleeves from hijabs, shalwar kameez and saris that can easily catch fire.

  • Be wary of hot oil and never fill oil pans up higher than 1/3 full.

  • 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 the heat.

  • Plan out escape routes from the building in case of fire, and make sure everyone knows how to exit safety.

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Last updated: Friday 01 July 2022