Life saving facts

Fire Facts   (Statistics Provided by Kark News 4)

  • There are 2.6 million home fires in America each year
  • More than 35,000 people die or are hurt in home fires
  • 1,200 of the victims who die in home fires are under age 14
  • Fire can spread throughout a home in less than 5 minutes, leaving a family only two minutes to escape
  • Most fire deaths occur between 10pm and 6am
  • Smoke detectors in a home double the chances for survival

Biggest Fire Dangers

  • Smoke detectors with dead or missing batteries
  • Lighters or matches left within children’s reach
  • Furniture, clothes or paper too close to a fireplace, heater or radiator
  • Failure to clean chimneys
  • Unsecured portable heaters
  • Too many appliances plugged into one socket
  • Electrical cords under rugs
  • Old or unraveling electrical cords
  • Flammable liquids stored inside home
  • Improper space around space heaters

Protect Your Family

  • Install smoke detectors in each bedroom and throughout home
  • Test smoke detectors each month, change batteries each year
  • Plan and Practice two escape routes, practice at night
  • Designate an outside meeting place
  • Keep a flashlight next to the bed, day or night. The inside of a burning home is pitch black
  • Place fire extinguishers and an escape ladder in proper locations
  • Call 911 from a neighbor’s home

If Your Home Catches Fire

  • Crawl on the floor to the nearest exit
  • Cover your nose and mouth from smoke
  • Do not open doors that are hot
  • Never re-enter a burning building
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