Fire Safety All Year Long!
The threat of holiday fires is real. Do you appreciate the severity and prevalence of what can happen during the coming cold-weather months?
- From 2009-2013, decorations were the item first ignited in an estimated average of 860 reported home structure fires per year.
- Nearly half of decoration fires occurred because the decorations were too close to a heat source.
- These fires caused an estimated average of one civilian death, 41 civilian injuries and $13 million in direct property damage per year
- Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires, followed by the day before Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. and Christmas Eve.
We have assembled a number of Fact & Tip Sheets, courtesy of the
National Fire Protection Association.
Check them out and help make your home and our community a safer place to live and work.
Reproduced from NFPA’s website, www.nfpa.org/publiceducation. ©2018 NFPA.
New Stanton Volunteer Fire Department
New Stanton Volunteer Fire Department Relief Association
Westmoreland County, PA
MAKE YOUR HOME FIRE SAFE BY PRACTICING FIRE SAFETY ALL YEAR LONG
SOME PUBLIC FIRE EDUCATION PHOTOS
New Stanton and Youngwood firefighters present a fire prevention demonstration for Stanwood Elementary students during National Fire Prevention Week, 2018.