It’s National Fire Prevention Week and it reminds us that fire protection is a very important The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) offers great tips and statistics for the cause. They also offer an informative and fun quiz to help families brush up on fire prevention safety. Check it out here.
NFPA Fire Statistics that made me think twice about home fires:
- One home structure fire was reported every 87 seconds in 2009.
- On average in 2009, seven people died in home fires every day. Adults 65 and over face the highest risk of fire death.
- Less than one-fourth of Americans have both developed and practiced a home fire escape plan.
- Working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in reported home fires in half.
- Cooking equipment is the leading cause of home structure fires and associated injuries, and was tied for the third leading cause of home fire deaths.
- On average, there are 35 home candle fires reported per day.
- Automatic fire sprinkler systems cut the risk of dying in a home fire by about 80%.
Of all the safety issues we write about on our blog, this issue had an abundance of great tips and information. The above statistics made me want to read on and find out how to take preventative measures towards house fires. Foremost.com offers a great interactive fire safety page that walks you through fire safety one click at a time.
The NFPA offers a pamphlet for each subject including, electrical, smoke alarms, cooking, heating, candles, smoking and escape plans. It’s worth it to check out the information and become equipped so you don’t get burned. It also helps to have a home inventory, in case of fire, which our driving questions blogger weighs in on here.
We want you to feel safe in your home and be prepared as you can. Your safety is number one to us; find a Foremost agency to talk about a home insurance policy.