If you are going to be doing anything with fire, or even if you just want to be safe in the kitchen, you can have a homemade fire retardant.
All you have to do is have a lot of baking soda on hand and if something catches on fire, you can smother it in the baking soda. This is what you're supposed to do with grease fires in particular because adding water to them can make them much worse.
I just buy baking soda in bulk and keep it in an ice cream container in the pantry.
I also keep a tub in the garage for when people are messing around with the welding tools.