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Fire Safety

Introduction > Take the Test > Fire Prevention > Be Prepared > Special Considerations > Smoking and Fires > Fire Safety Quick List

Introduction: The Dangers of Fire

Each year in the United States, more people die in fires than all other natural disasters combined. The National Fire Protection Association reports in 2010 over 3,000 people died in fires and 17,720 were injured. The cost of property lost in fires was over $11 billion dollars.

The majority of home fires are caused by smoking, highly flammable liquids and objects, heating and electrical problems, children, and cooking. The majority of fires and resulting deaths occur in homes where there are no working smoke detectors.

While the dangers of fire are very real and very frightening, there's a lot you can do to protect yourself, your home and your family. This course is intended to help by teaching you how to prevent fires in your home and prepare your home and family for fire emergencies.

Next: How are your fire safety skills? Take the test and see what you know. Then read more about preventing and surviving fires.

Begin: Take the Test

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