Do you know what the number one cause of civillian death due to fire is?
It is home structure fires!
Here are some of the statistics according to the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) you may
find alarming from their 2009 Fire Loss Report:
- 3,010 civilian deaths caused by fire
- home structure fire caused 85% of the civilian deaths
- 17,050 civilian fire injuries
- Some of the other causes of home fires are:
heating equpiment (i.e. space heaters)
Christmas lights and Christmas trees
children playing with fire
Beware of your cooking equipment in the kitchen. Fact: Unattended equipment is the leading cause of cooking fires.
Another fact is that 260 civilian deaths were due to highway vehicle fires.
Smoke alarms, heat detectors, automatic sprinkler systems, and fire extinquishers all work in reducing or putting out a fire in your home.
Get a fire extinguisher for your vehicle, boat, furnace area, recreational vehicle, or attic.
Here is a fire extinguisher you might like: First Alert Home Fire Extinguisher - 4-Pk., Rated 1-A:10-B:C, Model HOME1