Fire Prevention XV
October is Fire Prevention Month
Focus on Fire Safety: Protect Your Family from Fire
CIVILIAN FIRE FATALITIES IN RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS
- Smoking is the leading cause of fatal residential building fires.
- Bedrooms (55 percent) are the leading location where civilian fire fatalities occur in residential buildings.
- Ninety-one percent of all civilian fatalities in residential building fires involve thermal burns and smoke inhalation.
- Fifty-one percent of civilian fire fatalities in residential buildings occur between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.
- Seventy percent of fire victims in residential buildings were escaping.
- Males accounted for 57 percent of civilian fire fatalities in residential buildings; women accounted for 43 percent of the fatalities.
- Approximately 43 percent of civilian fatalities in residential building fires are between the ages of 40 and 69.
- Thirteen percent of civilian fire fatalities in residential buildings were less than 10 years old.
Ensure smoke detectors are installed and working properly!
Have an emergency evacuation plan in place!