Get a Smoke Alarm
In the event of a fire, a smoke alarm can
save your life and those of your loved ones. They are the single most important
means of preventing house and apartment fire fatalities by providing an early
warning signalóso you and your family can escape.
Make a Fire Escape Plan
In the event of a fire, remember - time is
the biggest enemy and every second counts! Escape plans help you get out of your
home quickly. In less than 30 seconds a small flame can get completely out of
control and turn into a major fire. It only takes minutes for a house to fill
with thick black smoke and become engulfed in flames.
Practice Fire Safety
More than 4,000 Americans die each year in
fires and approximately 20,000 are injured. An overwhelming number of fires
occur in the home. There are time-tested ways to prevent and survive a fire.
Itís not a question of luck. Itís a matter of practicing and planning ahead.
Residential Fire Sprinklers
Millions of Americans have
installed smoke alarms in their homes in the past few years, but
a smoke alarm can only alert the occupants to a fire in the
houseóit cannot contain or extinguish a fire. Residential
sprinkler systems can!
Recovering from a fire can be a
physically and mentally draining
process. When fire strikes, lives
are suddenly turned around. Often,
the hardest part is knowing where to
begin and who to contact.
Deaths from fires and burns are the
fifth most common cause of
unintentional injury deaths in the
United States (CDC 2005) and the
third leading cause of fatal home
injury (Runyan 2004). The United
States mortality rate from fires
ranks fourth among the 25 developed
countries for which statistics are
available (USFA 2007).
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