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Clothes Dryer Fire Safety

In 2010-2014, U.S. municipal fire departments responded to an estimated 15,970 home fires involving clothes dryers or washing machines each year. These fires resulted in annual losses estimated at 13 civilian deaths, 440 civilian injuries, and $238 million in direct property damage.   Here is everything you need to know about clothes dryer fire safety and […]

Candle Fire Safety

From 2009-2013, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 9,300 home structure fires that were started by candles. These fires caused 86 deaths, 827 injuries and $374 million in direct property damage. Here is everything you need to know about candle fire prevention! Candle Fires by the Numbers Candles caused 3% of reported home fires, […]

Burn Prevention

Most “fire-related injuries” are burns. In fact, approximately every 60 seconds someone in the U.S. sustains a burn injury serious enough to require treatment.  Increased awareness of the dangers can prevent injuries. Here is everything you need to know about preventing burns and keep your family safe! Protecting Your Children From Burns Keep young children […]

Arson Awareness and Prevention

During 2007-2011, an estimated 282,600 intentional fires were reported to U.S. fire departments each year, with associated annual losses of 420 civilian deaths, 1,360 civilian injuries, and $1.3 billion in direct property damage. Outside or unclassified fires accounted for three-quarters (75%) of these incidents, while 18% involved structures, and 7% were vehicle fires. Arson and […]

Apartment Fire Safety

People living in an apartment building need to think ahead and be prepared in the event of a fire. It is important to know the fire safety features in your building and work together with neighbors to help keep the building as fire-safe as possible. If you live in an apartment or condominium you need […]