FIRE SAFETY

Practice Firesafety All Year Long

Fireworks, lighted candles, Christmas trees and deep-frying turkeys can all be deadly.​​
Do you appreciate the severity of what can happen during the fall and winter 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 in homes occurred because the decorations were too close to a heat source.
  • Electrical distribution or lighting equipment was involved in 43% of home Christmas tree fires.
  • Two of every five (40%) home Christmas tree fires started in the living room, family room, or den.  Three-quarters of the fatalities and two-thirds of the associated injuries resulted from fires started in this area.
  • The top three days for home candle fires are Christmas, New Year’s Day and New Year's Eve.
  • Heating is the second leading cause of U.S. home fires, deaths and injuries.
  • December, January and February are the peak months for heating fires.
  • Space heaters are the type of equipment most often involved in home heating equipment fires, figuring in two of every five fires (40%).
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2017 Fire Loss​​
in the U. S.
  • Public fire departments responded to 1,319,500 fires in 2017, a slight decrease of 2% from the previous year.​
  • Every 24 seconds, a fire department in the United States responds to a fire somewhere in the nation. A fire occurs in a structure at the rate of one every 63 seconds, and a home fire occurs every 88 seconds. 
  • Seventy-seven percent of all fire deaths occurred in the home, a decrease of 4% compared to 2016.
  • Home fires were responsible for 10,600 civilian injuries, or 72% of all civilian injuries, in 2017.
  • An estimated $23 billion in property damage occurred as a result of fire in 2017, a large increase, as this number includes a $10 billion loss in wildfires in Northern California.
  • An estimated 22,500 structure fires were intentionally set in 2017, an increase of 13% over the year before.
​Source: www.nfpa.org
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.

©2019 NFPA​​​​​
2016 Fire Loss  Overview Fact Sheet
Candle Safety
Tip Sheet
Carbon Monoxide Safety Tip Sheet​
Christmas Tree
Safety Tips​
Cooking Safety
Tip Sheet
Fireworks Safety
Tip Sheet
Smoke Alarm
Safety Tip Sheet
Thanksgiving Safety Tip Sheet​
Winter Holiday
Safety Tips
New Stanton VFD particiapted in the
24th Annual Fire Prevention Display at
Westmoreland Mall,
Rt. 30, Greensburg
on Tues., Oct. 8, 2019.
Thanks to the
staff and students
at
Stanwood Elementary
for a warm welcome
during our day-long
Fire Prevention program
on
Fri., Oct. 11, 2019.

Remember

Stop, Drop & Roll!

and

Practice

E. D. I. T. H.