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Fire Prevention in the Home

Smoke Detectors:                                                     

Smoke is responsible for three out of four deaths.

Fire Extinguishers:

They remain your best bet if you're on the spot when a fire begins.

Thinking Ahead:  Your Exit Plan. . .

As with other things, the best motto is, "Be Prepared."

Fireplace:

Remember, you're deliberately bringing fire into your home; respect it.

Furnace/Space Heaters:

Used improperly, a space heater can be the most dangerous appliance in your house.

Clothes Dryer:

Under some circumstances, dangerous heat can build up in a dryer.

Electrical Hazards:

Electricity, the silent servant, can become a silent assassin.

Kitchen:

Careless cooking is the number one cause of residential fires. Never leave cooking unattended.

Children and Grandchildren: 

One-fourth of all fire-deaths of children are from fires started by children.

Gasoline and other Flammable Liquids:

Those cans aren't painted red just for the fun of it!

Smoking:

If you actually believe that you're immune from cancer, heart disease, emphysema, and other ills, at least worry about burning to death.

In 1999, according to the National Fire Protection Association, 3,570 Americans were killed and another 21,875 were injured as a result of fire. Direct property loss due to fires was estimated at $10 billion. Fire killed more Americans than all natural disasters combined. 82% of all fire deaths occurred in residences. With these startling statistics in mind, here are some safety tips for you:

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