Fire safety tips!
In 2014, there were 1,298,000 fires reported in the United States. These fires caused 3,275 civilian deaths, 15,775 civilian injuries, and $11.6 billion in property damage. A U.S. fire department responded to a fire every 24 seconds. One structure fire was reported every 64 seconds.
- One home structure fire was reported every 86 seconds.
- One civilian fire injury was reported every 33 minutes.
- One civilian fire death occurred every 2 hours and 41 minutes.
- One outside and other fire was reported every 52 seconds.
- One highway vehicle fire was reported every 3 minutes 8 seconds.
Fire Safety Tips
- When cooking, always wear fitted clothing, and do not leave stoves unattended.
- Never smoke in bed, and keep lighters and matches away from kids.
- Keep space heaters at least three feet from a flammable source, and do not leave fireplaces unattended.
- Do not use damaged electrical cords or overload outlets.
For more information go to http://alabamapublichealth.gov/injuryprevention/fire.html