IAFF members please remind your communities about the dangers of cooking and multi-tasking in the kitchen.

We know more and more people are addicted to their gadgets and don’t think twice about sending a quick text message or checking something on their iPads while cooking. But it only takes a second for a fire emergency or tragedy to happen.

The issue is so troubling that Minnesota fire fighters are speaking out on some of the cases they’ve seen.

We are a couple of months away from the major holiday season and want to really get people in the habit of putting their safety first in the kitchen as cooking fires remain the number one cause of home fires today.

If you are seeing more home cooking fires in your community – make a list and share tips on dangers.