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Home Fire Safety Tips

The outbreak of an uncontrolled fire is a danger that threatens not only valuable property, but also human lives. in the United States, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), there were 384,000 household fires in 2010 that resulted in over 2,500 deaths. While these numbers are frightening, it is possible to reduce the number of home fires and related deaths. Although it is not always the case, often times these fires are accidental in nature and can be avoided. To do this people must educate themselves and their family on issues related to fire safety. Read more....

Fires are one of the primary causes of home injuries and fire hazards exist in nearly every room. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, approximately two-thirds of the fire-related home deaths occur because they either didn't have smoke alarms or they weren't working. Install at least one smoke detector outside every bedroom and on every level of your home. Check the batteries monthly and replace them at least once a year. Read more...

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Practice safe cooking habits.

Use electricity safely.

Practice good fire safety habits.

Establish and practice fire escape drills.

Using your escape plan



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