Every day Americans experience the horror of fire. But most people don't understand fire. Only when we know the true nature of fire can we prepare ourselves and our families. Each year more than 4,000 Americans die and approximately 20,000 are injured in fires, many of which could be prevented
On this Site are fire and safety resources to help parents become more knowledgeable with fire prevention
A child under the age of five is twice as likely to die in a residential fire than the rest of the population.
Fire Safety Tips
Fire is the No.1 cause of death in the home for children ages 5 to 14, many of whom set these fires themselves, says the National Fire Safety Council (NFSC) in Michigan.
Regardless of whether your child is acting maliciously, feeling troubled or just being curious, if you catch him or her playing with matches or starting a fire, you need to act. Talk about fire safety.
For children ages 5 and under, the National Fire Safety Council (NFSC) says parents should:
-Keep matches and lighters out of sight and reach and teach children not to touch them.
-Explain that adults, not children, use fire.
-Never leave children alone near an open flame.
-Set good examples—children may imitate adults who light cigarettes, candles, etc.
-Praise children for reporting any lighters or matches they find.
Fire safety education is important for all children and parents to learn.