Home fires can start quickly and spread even faster!

We all need to be educated when it comes to fire safety.

A little bit of planning can make a huge difference for your family. 

What's more important than our client?

Est. 1,298,000 fires in 2014

3,275 civilian fire fatalities

15,775 civilian fire injuries

$11.6 billion in property loss

Each year, hundreds of children die in home fires and in 2014, over 3,000 people lost their lives in a fire nationwide. Over 80% of all fire-related deaths are due to home fires, which spread rapidly and can leave families as little as 2 minutes to escape once an alarm sounds.

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  • Working smoke alarms reduce the chances of dying in a fire by nearly 50 percent. They are a critical first step for staying safe, but in order to be effective, they have to be working properly. For the best protection, install smoke alarms on every level of your home and in every sleeping area.

  • Teach kids never to play with matches and lighters. Make a habit of placing these items up and away from young children.

  • Create and practice a home fire escape plan with two ways out of every room in case of a fire. Get a stopwatch and time how fast your family can escape. The kids will love it. 

  • Test windows and doors—do they open easy enough? Are they wide enough. Or tall enough?

  • Choose a safe meeting place outside the house.

  • Practice alerting other members. It is a good idea to keep a bell and flashlight in each bedroom.

  • Children should know how to respond to the sound of a smoke alarm. Teach them to get low and get out when they hear it. A child who is coached properly ahead of time will have a better chance to be safe. 

  • Use common sense in the kitchen. Limit distractions when cooking and don’t leave a hot oven or stovetop unattended.

  • Keep anything that can catch fire—like pot holders, towels, plastic and clothing— away from the stove.

  • Blow out candles before you leave the room or before you go to sleep.

  • Never use a generator, grill, camp stove or other gasoline, propane, natural gas or charcoal-burning devices inside a home, garage, basement, crawlspace or any partially enclosed area.

  • Keep items that can catch on fire at least three feet away from anything that gets hot, such as space heaters.