From the time a fire starts, you and your family may only have two minutes to escape safely. Planning ahead for fire safety can mean the difference between getting out and not making it. Talk with all household members about a fire escape plan and practice the plan twice per year.
Know that sixty percent of house fire deaths occur in homes with no working smoke alarms. Working smoke alarms can reduce the chances of dying in a fire by almost fifty percent. Identifying and removing fire hazards from your home is also key to fire safety; this includes keeping heating elements a safe distance from flammable items such as drapes.Read More
In 2011 residential house fires claimed the lives of 3,005 Americans and cost 11.7 Billion dollars in damages. Fires are partially dangerous because they can start small and rage out of control in minutes; burning your house to the ground in a short period of time. Learning common fire hazards can help to prevent residential house fires.