Fire

On average every day, 36 people suffer injuries and 7 people die in a house related fire.

Did you know that ….

  • On average every day, 36 people suffer injuries and 7 people die in a house related fire.
  • 82% parents have not practiced home fire drills with their children.
  • New York currently leads the nation in reported fire fatalities.
  • The time period from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. accounts for nearly half the fatal fires in residential buildings.

Fire Safety

  • If a fire occurs in your home, get out as quickly as you can. Don’t waste time gathering valuables or making a phone call. Once you’re out of the building, don’t go back in for any reason. Call for help only when safely outside.
  • Teach children not to hide under beds or in closets in the event of a fire emergency, as this will make it more difficult for firefighters to find them.
  • If there is smoke in the house, stay low to the ground as you exit to avoid inhaling potentially toxic fumes.
  • If a door feels hot, do not open it. Do not open any doors except for the ones you have to escape through.
  • If smoke, heat or flames block your exit routes, stay in the room with doors closed. Place a wet towel under the door and call the fire department or 9-1-1. Open a window and wave a brightly colored cloth or flashlight to signal for help.

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