JUST MINUTES CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE
Take just a moment to watch two short videos from the U.S. Fire Administration and FEMA.
Grilling Fire Safety
Every year Americans look forward to summer vacations, camping, family reunions, and picnics. Summertime, however, also brings fires and injuries due to outdoor cooking. Knowing a few fire safety tips and following instructions will help everyone have a safe summer.
Have Two Ways Out
Plan and practice home fire drills at least twice a year. Make sure you know two ways out of each room.
LEARN ABOUT SMOKE ALARMS
According to the U.S. Fire Administration almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in properties without working smoke alarms. A working smoke alarm significantly increases your chances of surviving a deadly home fire.
Why should I have a working smoke alarm?
What types of smoke alarms are available?
What powers a smoke alarm?
Are smoke alarms expensive?
How do I install smoke alarms in key areas of my home?
How do I maintain my smoke alarms?
Why should I never disable a smoke alarm while cooking?
to read more and learn the answer to all these questions
CANDLE FIRE SAFETY
- On average, 42 home candle fires are reported every day.
- More than half of all candle fires start when something that could burn is too close to the candle.
- In one-fifth of candle fires, the candles are unattended or abandoned.
- Over one-third of home candle fires begin in the bedroom.
- Falling asleep is a factor in 12% of home candle fires and 36% of the associated deaths.
- December is the peak time of year for home candle fires.
- One-half of home candle fire deaths occur between Midnight and 6 am.
- Young children and older adults have the highest death risk from candle fires.
- The risk of fatal candle fires appears higher when candles are used for light.
COOKING FIRE SAFETY
Many families gather in the kitchen to spend time together, but it can be one of the most hazardous rooms in the house if you don't practice safe cooking behaviors. Cooking equipment, most often a range or stovetop, is the leading cause of reported home fires and home fire injuries in the United States. Cooking equipment is also the leading cause of unreported fires and associated injuries.
to learn about safe cooking behaviors, choosing the right equipment and using your equipment safely