Fire Safety & Prevention

Fire is the number one emergency in the United States. Each year, more than 4,000 americans die in fires, more than 25,000 are injured in fires, and more than 100 firefighters are killed while on duty. Most of these deaths occur in residences and could have been prevented.

  1. Common Fire Hazards
  2. Fire Basics
  3. Prevention
  4. Understanding Hazards
  5. Cooking Safety
  6. Escaping Fire

A house fire can be caused by many different things, and it only needs a small spark to get started. Some common home fire hazards are:

  • Smoking/lit cigarettes
  • Open flames from a stove top burner
  • Candles left unattended around children and/or pets
  • Dryer lint traps that aren't cleaned out regularly
  • Old, worn, or frayed electrical cords
  • Overloaded electrical outlets and power strips
  • Unsafe fireplaces or stoves