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Fire Safety for Houses and Rooms
Ely Center 103
This video is about fire safety
In the United States, more than 4,000 people die and 25,000 are injured every year in fires. Many of these casualties occur in the home. Often, surviving a fire is not a question of luck, but of planning ahead.
The U.S. Fire Administration, part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, recommends taking the following steps to keep you and your family safe.
Your chances of surviving a fire in the home increase greatly by using smoke alarms and home fire sprinklers:
Children are naturally curious about fire, and tragically they set almost 19,000 house fires every yet.
Keep matches and lighters out of their way, and take the mystery out of fire by teaching your children the dangers it can pose.
Every year, approximately 1,000 senior citizens die in fires, and many could have been prevented. Seniors can be especially vulnerable as many live alone and may struggle with mobility.
Consider these questions before signing a rental agreement: Are smoke alarms installed, and do they work? How old are the smoke alarms? How often are the smoke alarms checked and batteries changed? Are there at least two ways to exit your living space and building?...
Resource Type: Safety & Preparedness
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