Something that is often forgotten until its too late is home fire safety. Often we are so concerned with life's obligations and the headaches that come with home ownership , we sometimes forget about the chances of a fire destroying what we've worked so hard for or worse, being hurt or killed in one.
No one likes saying "Would've , "Could've , Should've" and we especially don't want it to be because of a fire. That's why it's so important to establish home safety plans like EDITH, Having working smoke detectors , and knowing how to use 9-1-1.
The shocking truth is this :
In 2016 there were over 1.3 million fires reported which averages about 1 fire every 24 seconds, of those fires 3K+ people were killed and more than 12K were injured. 80% of these fires were in the home with cooking being the leading cause. What's worse is that only 3 out of 5 fire home fire deaths were in a home with working smoke detectors. Folks we all understand that accidents happen but let us all work together to reduce these numbers and keep anyone from every becoming a statistic !
There is a TON of information out there for fire prevention , please stop by your local fire department or visit NFPA's website to find out how you can keep yourself and your loved ones safe!
9 -1 -1 Guide
Fairfax County Virginia, www.fairfaxcounty.gov/911/calling
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