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ELECTRICAL FIRE PREVENTION
From 2014 to 2016, an estimated 24,000 residential building electrical fires were reported to United States fire departments each year. These fires caused an estimated 310 deaths, 850 injuries and $871 million in property loss. Electrical fires can be prevented by taking steps to ensure appliances are safe and electrical loads are managed properly.
COOKING FIRE PREVENTION
Cooking is the leading cause of fires in the United States, and the leading cause of cooking related fires is unattended cooking. Clothing is ignited in 1% of these fires, but these clothing ignitions lead to 15% of cooking fire related deaths. Practicing the above fire-safe tips can prevent injury or death and prevent fire in your home.
Three out of every five deaths from a residential fire occurs in a property without a working smoke detector. Check your smoke detectors often to ensure function, and replace the batteries at least once every year.
Develop an escape plan for your family in case of a fire or other emergency and practice it often. Ensure that everyone in the household knows where your meeting place is located. Practice exiting from multiple exits. In the event of a real fire hallways or exits may be blocked or impassable, so it is important to be prepared to know where another escape route is located.
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