Posted: 01/08/2008 - Did you know that there are more mishaps in homes than in cars or airplanes? If you haven?t resolved to be safety-minded in your kitchen this year, please remember that most cooking injuries, especially burns, are avoidable. Here are some tips to keep you safe in your kitchen: Everybody should have a fire extinguisher in the kitchen and know how to use it. This is a must for every adult to learn before, not during, a fire emergency! Also have a telephone accessible so you can call 911 for any fire that you may not be able to handle.