Many home fires are preventable
While no one expects to have a fire in their home, the reality is that fire departments in the United States respond to a fire call every 24 seconds, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Home fires account for 92 percent of fire deaths that occur in structures. These fires cause an average of 2,840 civilian deaths each year.
To help protect yourself and your family, it’s important to know how to avoid some common fire risks. Here are some home fire safety tips to keep in mind.