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Daily Fire Safety
 
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.