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Home Fire Safety

More people die every year in home fires than in any other location.

The place where you should feel most secure -- your own home -- is often the most dangerous place as it relates to the ravages of fire. In 2011, fire departments responded to more 370,000 residential structure fires, causing more than:

  • 2,500 fire deaths
  • 3,000 injuries
  • $6.9 billion in direct damage

Home Fire Safety Information

The Office of the State Fire Commissioner (OSFC) wants to reduce home fire deaths by creating awareness about home fires and sharing important safety tips: