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AC Kevan Leedle
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Capt. Parker Jones
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Capt. Adam Bucher
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Fire Safety & Fire Prevention

All materials on this page are reproduced from NFPA’s website, ©NFPA.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, the top fire causes are:
  • Cooking

    Cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and home injuries. The leading cause of fires in the kitchen is unattended cooking.  By following a few safety tips, you can prevent these fires. Download the cooking safety tip sheet. 

  • Heating

    Heating equipment is a leading cause of fires in U.S. homes. Local fire departments responded to an estimated average of 44,210 fires involving heating equipment per year in 2016-2020, accounting for 13% of all reported home fires during this time. These fires resulted in annual losses of 480 civilian deaths, 1,370 civilian injuries, and more than $1 billion in direct property damage. Download the heating safety tip sheet. 

  • Electrical

    Electricity makes our lives easier.  However, 
    we need to be cautious and keep safety in mind.  Get tips that help reduce the potential for electrical damage and injury.  Download the electrical safety tip sheet.

  • Smoking

    Smoking materials, including cigarettes, pipes, and cigars, started an estimated 16,500 home structure fires reported to U.S. fire departments in 2016. These fires caused 660 deaths, 1,060 injuries, and $372 million in direct property damage. Smoking materials caused 5% of reported home fires, 23% of home fire deaths, 10% of home fire injuries, and 6% of direct property damage. Download the smoking safety tip sheet.

  • Candles

    From 2015-2019 U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 7,400 home structure fires that were started by candles yearly. These fires caused an annual average of 90 deaths, 670 injuries, and $291 million in direct property damage. Download the candle safety tip sheet.

Stay Safe - Smoke Detectors & Fire Escape Plan

With proper preparedness, you can help keep your family safe from fire. Two easy steps you can take are: Testing the smoke alarms in your house and creating and practicing a fire escape plan. Here you will find tips on everything from safety in living and entertainment spaces to pet wildfire evacuation.

Smoke Detectors
Download the smoke alarm safety tip sheet.

Make an Escape Plan

Download the how to make a home escape plan tip sheet.

For more educational resources on keeping your home and family safe, visit the National Fire Protection Agency
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