Fire Prevention Week


As part of this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, the Pembroke Pines Fire Department is holding a fun recipe contest that is open to residents of all ages. 

 The theme for Fire Prevention Week, held October 4 – 10, 2020 by the official sponsor the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), is “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen.”  According to the NFPA, cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries in the country. Almost half of the reported home fires start in the kitchen and two-thirds of home cooking fires start with the ignition of food or other cooking materials. Due to COVID-19, with more people cooking at home more frequently than ever before, the NFP wanted to especially focus on preventing kitchen fires.

To commemorate this theme, the Pembroke Pines Fire Department will host a recipe contest that extends until Friday, October 16, 2020.  As part of the contest, a downloadable cookbook will be created for all to enjoy the recipes.  To add to the fun, fire station personnel will also be submitting their favorite Fire House recipes to be included in the cookbook.  They will also be cooking the submitted recipes and help select the winners.

Original recipes will be judged on taste, simplicity and cost. Three recipes will be chosen for lunch and three for dinner. Winners will be announced no later than the second week in November. As the judging takes place, pictures will be taken of the chefs and crews in action, demonstrating fire safety in the kitchen.  They will then be featured in the cookbook.

 So if you have a favorite original lunch or dinner recipe you’d like to submit, send them to Martha Leiva, Community Risk Reduction Specialist, at  For updates on the contest, please visit @PembrokePinesFD on both Facebook and Instagram.

For more information about Fire Prevention Week and this year’s theme, “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen,” along with a wealth of resources, please visit

 The NFPA has been the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week since 1922. According to the National Archives and Records Administration's Library Information Center, Fire Prevention Week is the longest running public health and safety observance on record. The President of the United States has signed a proclamation declaring a national observance during that week every year since 1925. Founded in 1896, NFPA is a global self-funded nonprofit organization devoted to eliminating death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards.


"Reproduced from NFPA's , Fire Prevention Week website . © 2020 NFPA"