Fire Safety Facts
Fire safety comes in many forms. Here are some facts that can provide some insight into fire safety.
- A closed door may slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire.
- Smoke alarms should be installed inside every sleeping room, outside of each sleeping area, and on every level. Smoke alarms should be connected so when one sounds, they all sound.
- Roughly, three out of five fire deaths happen in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.
- Fires most often start in the kitchen. Almost 30 percent of fires start in the kitchen because this is primarily where open flames are used.
- Cooking and heating cause the most fires.
If a fire occurs in your home, GET OUT, STAY OUT and CALL FOR HELP. Never go back inside for anything or anyone.