Fire Prevention

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Fire Prevention

By | September 2008
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Fire prevention is a term being heard more and more today in America. It is starting to become a standard in today’s fire departments. Fire has the ability to keep us warm and also has the ability to make us homeless. As we grow as community and the technology changes, Fire Prevention needs to be made more of a necessity in our homes today. More homes are being built out of lighter material along with being built closer and closer together. Each can lead to extreme destruction, homes being lost, people being displaced, and even death. Why should we not protect homes and defend them against an enemy that can attack at any minute? Fire prevention needs to start in the home and then be carried onward in our lives. There are very simple, inexpensive (sometimes free) ways we can protect our homes and our lives. Fire prevention has made tremendous strides in educating homeowners and improving on technology to help alert and defend homeowners of the presence of fire. One of the trends in Fire Prevention is to present old information in a new way. The need for the information doesn’t go away and in most cases is needed even more. However, the Fire Department has a challenge to educate the public in a way they might actually listen and then act upon their new knowledge. A few of the ways to prepare your home for a fire are smoke alarms, fireplace safety, fire sprinklers in the home, and defensible space. Fire Prevention: Begins at Home

Our homes can be one of the most valuable investments that anyone will make in their lives. They also are a catalyst for many deaths each year. According to the website U.S. Fire Administration, more than 4,000 Americans die each year in fires and approximately 20,000 are injured. These numbers can be brought down and even possible stopped, if people understand the importance of home fire safety. Most fire districts today have programs set up to educate homeowners and their families on the importance of fire safety. These...