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FIRE SAFETY IN YOUR DAILY LIFE
An overwhelming number of fires occurring in America occur in our homes…..One every 45 seconds. There are time-tested ways to prevent and survive a fire. It’s not a question of luck; it’s a matter of planning ahead. Here are some general concepts about what you must do to keep from becoming a statistic.
 
CARING FOR CHILDREN
  • Children under 5 are naturally curious about fire and many play with matches and lighters.
  • Children tragically cause over 100,000 fires yearly.
  • Take the mystery out of fire – Teach kids that fire is a tool, not a toy.
  • If your child engages in fire-setting activity, refer him or her to a juvenile firesetter intervention program.
 
CARING FOR OLDER ADULTS
  • Over age 65 is the fastest growing population segment.
  • 1,200 senior citizens die every year in fires; many fire deaths could have been prevented.
  • Home fires injure 3,000 each year.
  • Smoking is a leading cause of fire deaths.
  • Cooking fires are leading cause of injuries.