More than 4,000 Americans die each year in fires, and 20,000 are injured. Deaths resulting from failed emergency escapes are particularly avoidable. The U. S. Fire Administration (USFA), a part of the U. S. Department of Homeland Security,and Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One believes that having a sound escape plan will greatly reduce fire deaths and protect you and your family’s safety if a fire occurs. For more information on home fire escape planning download, read and implement the information from these documents:
HOME FIRE SAFETY
Few things are more devastating than losing your home in a fire. Aside from property damage and potential fatalities as a result of the disaster, they can destroy the notion that you are safe in your own home. Smoke detectors have aided greatly in alerting people to fires before they become too serious. However, time and time again, fires are caused by the same household items and activities. By garnering an understanding of the most common causes of residential fires, precautions can be taken to alleviate the risks and save your home from catastrophe. Download the home safety survey and use it to see if your home is fire safe. In addition, you will find a guide for families with young children to help with information on preventing fires and burn injuries in your home.