On average, every three hours, someone in the United States dies from a fire. Learn ways to prevent a fire in your home and teach everyone in your family what to do if your home is on fire.
High Risk Factors
- Cooking causes the most fires, while smoking leads to the most deaths.
- Young children and the elderly are in the most danger from fire deaths.
- Night is the deadliest time for fires. Install monitored fire and smoke sensors that immediately dispatch the fire department and carbon monoxide detectors to alert you to problems while you sleep.
- Alcohol use contributes to 40% of fire deaths because of accidents, heavier sleeping, and bad judgment.
Survive a Fire in Your Home
- Working smoke alarms cut your chance of dying in a home fire in half. Remember to check your smoke detector batteries.
- Make an escape plan and practice it. During a fire, you might not be able to see or breathe, which means you’ll need a plan you can follow quickly and with your eyes closed.
- Smoke and other toxic gases kill far more often than heat. These gases disorient before they kill, so get out fast.
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