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Fire Prevention Focus: Keeping ‘Fire Safe’ Year Round

By John Voket, RISMedia Consumer Confidant


In the next installment of our October focus on fire prevention, I have tapped the National Fire Protection Association for some potentially life-saving fire safety tips.

In a previous segment, the NFPA reported that cooking fires caused an estimated average of 2,590 civilian deaths and $7.2 billion in direct property damage yearly. And based on research by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), cooking was also the number one cause of home structure fires that went unreported.

We also learned that Smoking materials are the leading cause of home fire deaths followed by heating equipment and then cooking equipment. So consider following these words of advice from the NFPA:


Homeowners can get more detailed information about each of the above prevention tips by visiting the NFPA’s website at www.nfpa.org.

 

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