Fire Safety Tips
According to the U.S. Fire Administration and FEMA, more than 3,500 Americans die each year in fires and approximately 18,300 are injured. Deaths from fires and burns are the third leading cause of fatal home injury. An overwhelming number of fires occur in the home. Statistics from the CDC note that about 85% of all U.S. fire deaths in 2009 occurred in homes and most victims of fires die from smoke or toxic gases and not from burns.
Having a water emergency in your home is bad enough. But often one of the worst problems is that your important papers, pictures, personal photos, and books may have been damaged also.
The soft glow of lights from a cozy home can sure take the chill out of winter.
And it's definitely the season for central heating, fireplaces, wood stoves, and electric blankets, as well as the delights of home cooking and holiday baking. It is also the time to be even more vigilant about fire prevention. As noted by the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) most residential fires occur during the winter months.
Fire and Smoke Can Cover Everything
During a fire, smoke can permeate walls and other surfaces and drift through household air ducts where it becomes trapped. If not professionally remediated, the smoke odor can reoccur.