Fire & Life Safety

“The serious losses in life and property resulting annually from fires causes me deep concern. I am sure that such unnecessary waste can be reduced. The substantial progress made in the science of fire prevention and fire protection in the country during the past forty years convinces me that the means are available for limiting this unnecessary destruction.” - President Harry S Truman, 1947.

Fire Facts

  • Smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in a reported fire in half.
  • Cooking is the Number 1 cause of home fires and injuries.
  • Careless/Unintentional is the leading cause of fire deaths.
  • U.S fire departments responded to 380,900 fires in 2015.
  • Home fires killed 1,800 and injured 7,500 people in 2015.
  • 68.6% of fire deaths were of adults 50 years and older in 2015.
  • The greatest risk of fire deaths were in children under 4 and the elderly in 2015.
  • Residential fire sprinkler systems reduce the risk of fires and insurance premiums.

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