Fire & smoke can race through your home in seconds! Each year more than 4,000 Americans die and more than 25,000 are injured in fires that could have been prevented. To keep that from happening and know what to do if it does, spend a few moments on these web pages. It's time well spent that may save your life or your family's.
It's not a question of luck, it's a matter of planning ahead.
There were 1,795,000 fires in the United States in 1997. Of these:
Residential fires represent 23 percent of all fires and 74 percent of structure fires. Fires in the home most often start in the:
The South and Northeast share the highest rate of civilian fatalities per-capita, with 17.5 deaths per million. 84 percent of all fatalities occur in the home...of those, approximately 80 percent occur in single-family homes and duplexes.