News
Home Fire Safety
Mon. Oct 6th 2014

This week is Fire Preventions Week and although fire safety is a year long priority, we'll be posting some important reminders this week.

Home fires
•In 2011, U.S. fire departments responded to 370,000 home structure fires. These fires caused 13,910 civilian injuries, 2,520 civilian deaths, $6.9 billion in direct damage.

•On average, seven people died in U.S. home fires per day from 2007 to 2011.

•Cooking is the leading cause home fires and home fire injuries, followed heating equipment.

•Smoking is a leading cause of civilian home fire deaths.

•Most fatal fires kill one or two people. In 2012, 8 home fires killed five or more people resulting in a total of 44 deaths.

Get a home fire safety checklist here: http://www.usfa.fema.gov/downloads/pdf/home_safety_checklist.pdf

 

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