Cooking related fires are a leading cause of U.S. fire loss. Beginning in the mid 1980's, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the home appliance industry undertook a comprehensive review1 of strategies to mitigate death, injury and property loss from cooking fires with a focus on cooking range technologies. In February of 2010, a Vision 20/20 workshop on this topic was convened in Washington D.C. Participants recommended that an additional study be undertaken to identify the barriers to the utilization of these technologies and to develop an action plan towards improving cooking fire safety.
Citation: NISTGCR - 11-954
Pub Type: NIST Pubs
cooking fires, death, fire losses, fire safety, properties