As part of this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, the Pembroke Pines Fire Department held a fun recipe contest that was 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 NFPA wanted to especially focus on preventing kitchen fires.
Personnel from the A- shift Crew at Station 101 cooked and judged the submitted recipes and helped select the winners. Original recipes were judged on taste, simplicity and cost. As part of the fun, fire station personnel submitted their favorite Fire House recipes to be included in our very first recipe book.
We would like to thank all the residents who submitted their favorite recipes to be judged by our crews, and congratulate Jennifer Brunner, who was this year's winner. Lastly, we would like to thank the members from our Department who submitted their favorite firehouse recipes to be included in the cookbook.