The deadly myth about fire is that we have little control over it. That myth is killing 5,500 people each year, injuring 30,000 and causing $11.2 billion in property damage.
“Every fire has a cause.”
Use this information to take preventive action to minimize or eliminate that cause.
- Have a kitchen fire extinguisher on hand and know how to use it.
- Make sure you plan ahead.
- The combined use of smoke detectors and residential sprinklers can reduce the risk of fire deaths.
Studies conducted by the U.S. Fire Administration show that residential sprinkler systems could have saved thousands of lives, prevented numerous injuries and eliminated millions of dollars in property loss.