FIRE SAFETY

Fire Safety Resources   (courtesy of http://publichealthcorps.org)

Each year more than 2,500 people die and 12,600 are injured in home fires in the United States, with direct property loss due to home fires estimated at $7.3 billion annually. In 2011, 325 children  ages 19 and under died from fires or burns, 47% of whom were ages 4 and under. We hope the following resources will provide the information needed to prevent unnecessary deaths, injuries and turmoil:

NFPA: Smoke Alarm Central
http://www.nfpa.org/safety-information/for-consumers/fire-and-safety-equipment/smoke-alarms

Home Improvements to Prevent Kitchen Fires
http://www.homeadvisor.com/article.show.Home-Improvements-to-Prevent-Kitchen-Fires.17324.html

Home Fire Sprinkler Safety Tips
http://www.nfpa.org/safety-information/for-consumers/fire-and-safety-equipment/home-fire-sprinklers/home-fire-sprinkler-safety-tips

Fire Prevention and Safety Checklist
http://www.redcross.org/images/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m4340073_FireSafety.pdf

Home Safety Resources: An Online Guide
http://www.mortgagecalculator.org/helpful-advice/home-safety-checklist.php

Fire Safety for Kids
http://www.safekids.org/fire

Fire Safety for Older Adults
http://www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/outreach/older_adults.html

Fire Safety & Disabilities Guide
http://www.improvenet.com/a/fire-safety-and-disabilities-guide