Safety Tip of the Month - January
"Fire a Leading Cause of Death for Kids
According to the National Safety Institute, over the past several decades,
deaths from home structure fires in the United States have steadily gone
down – from 5,200 in 1980 to 2,755 in 2013, according to
Injury Facts 2016®. But even one death from a preventable fire is too many. While fire doesn't
discriminate by age, it is the third leading cause of death for children
ages 2 to 14. In 2013, 202 children in this age group died from fire and
smoke inhalation. As we look at the causes of home structure fires –
smoking, heating equipment, electricity – all major causes have
decreased, except for one. Candle-related fires are up 125%. Most deaths
from fire occurred during the fall and winter months, which includes the
candle-heavy holiday season. NSC provides the following tips to keep your
home safe from fire:
Learn More Safety Tips
- Install both types of smoke alarms (ionization and photoelectric) and carbon
monoxide alarms; change the batteries at least once a year in these devices
- Plan – and practice – an escape route and agree on a meeting
place outside of your home; be prepared to assist young children, family
members with special needs and pets
- Know two ways out of every room in the home
- Learn how to use your fire extinguisher
- If your clothes catch on fire, stop, drop and roll
- When evacuating, if door handles are hot, pick an alternate route; learn
two ways out of every room
- Leave your house and call for help; do not go back to help someone else
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