Why Fire Safety?

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Fire Safety; Fire Education; Prevention; Why fire safety

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Did you know?

  • In the last 7 years, only one person has died in a school fire despite being an average of 3,3200 fires a year at school.
  • In the last 7 years, an average of 3000 people died in fires at home, with the numbers rising last year 10% to 3400.

Why the difference?

At school, fire drills are REQUIRED. Each student knows exactly what to do and where to go. At home, do you know where to go? Does your family? What about a meeting place?

What is causing home fires?

The top two leading reasons for home fires?

  1.  Smoking
  2.  Cooking

Other common causes for home fires:

  • Heating
  • Electrical
  • Candles 

What can you do about it?

 Learning and practicing fire safety can save your life! Here are some suggestions to learning fire safety! 

Sources: NFPA & NFPA

Have questions? Contact us!

Lenore Corey or Kimberly Hornberger
prevention@sandy.utah.gov
801-568-2944