Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Don’t let Pancake Day flip you out!


Pancake lovers across East Sussex are being urged to celebrate Shrove Tuesday safely today (21st February).
Pancake lovers across East Sussex are being urged to celebrate Shrove Tuesday safely today (21st February).

It marks the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of the season of fasting and prayer called Lent, observed by followers of many Christian denominations.

Shrove Tuesday is therefore the last day of eating ingredients such as sugar, fat and eggs, whose consumption was traditionally restricted during the ritual fasting, associated with Lent.

However, this famous tradition will inevitably involve a number of people cooking with oil and pans.

Steve Wright, Community Fire Safety Manager, said: “Pancake day is great fun for all of the family, but be mindful of cooking safely and the safety of children in the kitchen. Remember never leave children alone in the kitchen and always ensure that frying pan handles are safely out of reach.”

Safety advice:
  • Never leave your cooking unattended.
  • Never cook if you have been drinking.
  • Keep children well away from the cooker (hot oil burns).
  • Ensure you have working smoke alarms (test them weekly).
  • In the event of a fire get out, stay out and call 999 

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